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A Set of Four Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, New York, school of Duncan Phyfe, c.1810


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These chairs are of the type known as "side chairs", which fit nicely-for example-alongside either a chest or a card table in a hallway. Also, these may be considered "boudoir chairs" for use in a period bedroom, as they are highly decorative. The backsplats are quintessential Duncan Phyfe with hand carved swags and bowties. While these chairs are generally related to the Phyfe workshop, other fine workshops of the time constructed these (i.e. Michael Alison, etc.).  These chairs are in the French taste with their front legs shaped in the cabriole form embellished with incised paneled construction. See the side profile of these chairs and their pedigreed stance, (shown below). These chairs are beautifully reeded and have a finely carved rosette joining the two reeded, curved splat elements.

These chairs are in fine condition with no breaks or replacements.

Height: 33 1/4 in.   Seat Height: 18 7/8 in.
Width: 18 in.   Depth: 19 3/4 in.
$17,500
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