Gibson and Davis, active ca. 1802-1822 Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
New York City, New York state, United States ca. 1815–1822
36 3/4 x 70 x 25 1/4 in.
Sack catalogue description: Classical pianoforte signed by Gibson and Davis, New York; the case is formed of finely grained mahogany veneer delineated by crossgrained borders, it rests on two pedestals with outsplayed saber legs connected by a medial stretcher, all of which are beautifully carved with reeding and acanthus motifs of the character and quality associated with Duncan Phyfe, to whom the case is attributed; the legs terminate in brass paw feet on raised castors, the original pedal remains intact. An almost identical piano is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related objects: Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/5600?rpp=20&pg=1&ao=on&ft=gibson+and+dawson&what=Furniture&pos=1 (accessed December 10, 2013). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 10, p. 2595, pl. P6219. Book: Nancy A. McClelland, Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, 1795–1830 (New York: William Scott, 1935), p. 96, pl. 86. ----- YUAG catalogue note: Inscribed "Gibson & Davis, New York, from London," on keyframe plaque. The related pianoforte in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is object 63.205.
Decoration and ornament--Sheraton style Musical instruments--United States
cabinet pianos (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, September 1990 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.