Sofa, Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854), Mahogany, white pine, tulip poplar, American

Sofa

Maker:
Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Date:
1805–15
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white pine, tulip poplar
Dimensions:
37 x 80 1/4 x 25 in. (94 x 203.8 x 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Harry Horton Benkard, 1942
Accession Number:
42.16
Not on view
In its quality and condition, this scroll-back sofa is among the finest known examples of this classic New York form. The modern black horsehair and gilded tacks that cover the original period upholstery foundations replicate the look of the sofa when it first came out of the workshop.
Mrs. Harry Horton (Bertha King) Benkard, Oyster Bay, New York, until 1942