Settee

Creator:
Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1810–1820
Physical Description:
34 x 71 1/4 x 28 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Classical mahogany settee
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5097
Genre:
settees (AAT)
Format:
Image
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, October 1981; Sack, 1983
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9923 cab1dr2 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10981773
OID:
11873876
PID:
digcoll:847000

Number of Pages: 3
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