FEDERAL ARMCHAIR Attributed to Duncan Phyfe

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)
New York   Circa 1805

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Ash, Maple, Pine

Height: 32 1/2 inches
Width: 22 inches
Depth: 18 1/2 inches

Reference: Please see Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830, page 174, plate 156, for side chairs with the double lattice backs. Nancy McClelland describes them as “among the rarest and most successful of Phyfe’s chairs.” Also see the similar back on the set of chairs made for William Bayard now at Winterthur in Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York, page 158-159, plate 1 by Peter Kenny et al.

Item Number: 7148