Duncan Phyfe New York Federal Sofa - Single or Collector's Pair

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Extremely rare pair of the Phyfe Shop's earliest (prior to 1800) Sheraton-Adam inspired, masterfully carved 6 legged mahogany sofas or 'settees'. Three panels of crest rail carvings: a central bowed swag panel, with bow tied wheat sheaves in panels to either side. In-turned curvature of reed faced side arms. The two baluster arm supports, and the four front legs, are finely reeded with a count of 22. The two rear legs are slightly raking and plain. All six legs rest on casters; the 'red' sofa on wooden, and the white on brass.
Exceptional refinement of English Sheraton and Scottish Adam Brothers design and proportion; with characteristic American Federal period hand carved motifs and detail. Secondary woods and manner of joinery substantiate attribution and dating to the first NYC shop of Duncan Phyfe, on Partition (now Fulton) Street. This particular six-legged 'in-turned side arm' sofa form is believed to be Phyfe's earliest and rarest, infrequently available; and likely NEVER BEFORE OFFERED AS A COLLECTOR'S PAIR.
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Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
Late 18th Century
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
turned Santo Domingo
Cuban mahogany
pine secondaries
on brass
wooden casters
Recent upholstery
Excellent. Fine period antique condition; structurally sound with very recent upholstery, including some underpinnings. Expected and reasonable surface condition of polished carved mahogany framing elements, given approximate age of 220 years..
Wear consistent with age and use
36.5 in. H x 72 in. W x 29 in. D
93 cm H x 183 cm W x 74 cm D
Seat Height
18.5 in. (47 cm)
Dealer Location
Woodbury, CT
Number of Items
Reference Number
About The Seller
Antiquario Villas and Cottages
1023 Main St. S
Woodbury CT 06798
(877) 958-8027
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Woodbury, CT