Library table

Creator:
Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
Published/Created:
New York, United States
ca. 1810–1825
Physical Description:
Height: 29 in; Width, closed: 25 1/2 in.; Width, open: 48 in.; Depth: 35 3/4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Classical mahogany dropleaf library table, clover leaf shaped leaves with finely figured grain, drawer in one end; pedestal has an acanthus-carved urn and four outsplayed legs with acanthus carved and reeded façades ending in brass castered feet, mellow patina. The crispness of the carving and the careful selection of choice mahogany indicates the hand of Duncan Phyfe or a contemporary of equal rank.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2244, pl. P5751.
Variant Titles:
Classical mahogany dropleaf library table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Neoclassical
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5751
Genre:
library tables (writing tables) (AAT)
Format:
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, November 1985
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab3dr4 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10965777
PID:
digcoll:844878