Sofa

Creator:
Allison, Michael, 1773-1855
Published/Created:
New York, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
36 x 80 1/2 x 25 1/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Sheraton mahogany sofa with incurvate reeded arms and reeded seat frame, the three-paneled carved back features a center panel of ribbon and sheaf of wheat, the end panels feature ribbon and wheat stalks; reeded legs ending in bulboubs feet. This sofa is branded by the maker Michael Allison, the maker's mark reading: "M. Allison / Cabinet Maker / 42 & 44 [...] Street / Near Bear Market. / New York." This rare documented example advances our knowledge of a worthy competitor to Duncan Phyfe.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 10, p. 2644, pl. P6335.
Variant Titles:
Sheraton mahogany sofa
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Sheraton
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6335
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, 1990
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:
10981956
OID:
11873920
PID:
digcoll:847307

Number of Pages: 6
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