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Box Sofa

A work made of rosewood and gilded wood, with ormolu mounts, die-stamped brass inlay inset with rosewood, brass stringing, gilt-brass castors, and upholstery.
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  • A work made of rosewood and gilded wood, with ormolu mounts, die-stamped brass inlay inset with rosewood, brass stringing, gilt-brass castors, and upholstery.

Date:

c. 1820

Artist:

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
American, born Scotland, 1768–1854

About this artwork

Unlike its predecessors in the Federal period, this box sofa exhibits a pronounced rectilinear form that draws the eye to its luxurious materials. Its bold shape reflects the influence of contemporary French Restoration–style furniture, which was both imported to the United States and made domestically by immigrant cabinetmakers such as Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Duncan Phyfe.

Status

On View, Gallery 169

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Duncan Phyfe

Title

Box Sofa

Place

New York City (Object made in)

Date

c. 1820

Medium

Rosewood and gilded wood, with ormolu mounts, die-stamped brass inlay inset with rosewood, brass stringing, gilt-brass castors, and upholstery

Dimensions

85.7 × 208.3 × 69.2 cm (33 3/4 × 82 × 27 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society and Mrs. Herbert A. Vance

Reference Number

2002.17

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