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A Classical Ormulo-mounted Mahogany Box sofa, New York, c.1815, Phyfe or Contemporary of Equal Rank

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This is one of the finest of the box sofa forms, with finely detailed ormulo mounts, at the ends of each sofa column. This sofa makes a very strong statement, and the beautifully carved acanthus feet above reeded melon bulbs on castors. 

The mahogany is beautifully figured, and there are no repairs or alterations. This is a classic example of the best of New York work during the period of which the Phyfe school derives its fame and recognition.

Height: 33 1/2 in. Depth: 28 in. Length: 78 in.
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