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

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.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 169

Artist

Duncan Phyfe

Title

Box Sofa

Origin

New York City

Date

c. 1820

Medium

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

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Restricted gifts of The Antiquarian Society and Mrs. Herbert A. Vance

Reference Number

2002.17

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