A Classical Mahogany Sofa with Eagles and Serpents, New York or Philadelphia, c.1810

This sofa has finely carved eagles which relate to, we believe, small serpents at the ends of each crest rail (see detail below). The crest rail and base rail are all tied together with a fine rope style design, which finely terminates to a vanishing point at each end. The feet are robustly carved claw and ball with wing elements (see detail below). The center of the base rail has an acanthus carved motif. This sofa retains its original black horsehair fabric.

This is one of the finest classical sofas in original, pristine condition. It came to us out of a home in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Height: 34 in. Length: 93 in. Depth: 26 in.

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