EGYPTIAN REVIVAL CARVED CHEST OF DRAWERS Attributed to Joseph Barry

Attributed to Joseph Barry (active 1810-1822)
Philadelphia   Circa 1815

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Tulip Poplar, White Pine

Height: 42 inches
Width: 47 inches
Depth: 23 1/2 inches

Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.

Exhibited: New York, Hirschl & Adler, Neo-Classicism in America: Inspiration and Innovation, 27 April – 7 June 1991.

Reference: Please see Tom Armstrong et al., An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, page 173. For a very similar example attributed to Joseph B. Barry, see Donald L. Fennimore, “Egyptian Influence in Early Nineteenth-Century American Furniture,” The Magazine Antiques, May 1990, page 1198, plate IV. For further information on Barry, see Donald L. Fennimore and Robert T. Trump, “Joseph B. Barry, Philadelphia Cabinetmaker,” The Magazine Antiques, May 1989, pages 1212-1225.

Item Number: 7159