Sofa

Creator:
Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854
Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1800–1815
Physical Description:
37 x 80 x 32 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (February 1985) – Sheraton mahogany sofa with incurvate arms and three-paneled crest, the center panel drapery-carved, the end panels carved with ribbon and bowknot; the bold serpentine arms have a reeded façade, reeded acanthus-carved arm supports, reeded seat frame; tapered reeded legs ending in bulbous castered feet. Made by Duncan Phyfe or a contemporary of equal rank; for a related sofa see Montgomery, American Furniture, p. 310, no. 277. Updated catalogue description (October 1991) – Illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 8, p. 2213, pl. P5576, and recently repurchased.
Related objects: Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, 1966), p. 310, no. 277.
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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. 2213, pl. P5576; vol. 10, p. 2701, pl. P5576.
Variant Titles:
Sheraton mahogany sofa
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Sheraton
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5576
Genre:
sofas (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, February 1985; Sack, October 1991
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:
10981840
OID:
11873890
PID:
digcoll:847288

Number of Pages: 5
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