New York, New York state, United States ca. 1810–1820
34 x 71 1/4 x 28 in.
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (October 1981) – Classical mahogany settee of rare small size, three paneled carved crest rail, the end panels with cornucopia motifs; the center panel with intersecting leaf carving repeated on wing panels, the frame and outsplayed castered legs are fronted by reeding with rosette-carved medallions, fine bronze patina. Attributed to Duncan Phyfe; ex-collection Philip Hammerslough, Hartford, Connecticut. Updated cataloguer description (1983) – Of dynamic design, small size and superb quality, this little rarity is now on view in the Israel Sack Galleries in the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, being loaned by one of the country's great collectors. This classical mahogany settee has long been one of our favorites, being known to us for over thirty years, when it graced the living room of the late Philip Hammerslough of Hartford, Connecticut, whose well known American silver collection is now in the Wadsworth Atheneum. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1828, 1907, pl. P5097.
Classical mahogany settee
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style Furniture -- United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1981; Sack, 1983 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.