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Phillip Lloyd Powell Sculpted Walnut Three-Seat Sofa, USA, 1960s


Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008) sculpted walnut three-seat sofa, USA, 1960s This rare, one-of-a-kind three-seat sofa from Phillip Lloyd Powell is a prime example of Powell’s sensitivity towards wood and displays his talent for quality construction techniques. Blind mortise and tenon joinery and a hand-carved pass-through for the upholstered back cushion all display Powell’s high level of craftsmanship. The hand-carved back defines each seat with ideal proportions for comfort and back support. The sides are finished in chip-carving, a signature Powell technique. As always the contour of the hand-chipping relates to the movement of the grain and works around the natural density patterns of the wood. The exposed nailheads are also a rare but significant feature. Beautifully designed, the solid walnut frame has newly upholstered cushions in light grey velvet. Excellent original condition. Sculpted walnut, upholstery; Unmarked Measures: 28 H x 78 1/2 W x 32 D inches.


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    H 28 in. x W 78.5 in. x D 32 in.

    H 71.12 cm x W 199.39 cm x D 81.28 cm

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    New York, NY
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