Set of Six Classical Dining Chairs Attributable to Duncan Phyfe, New York, circa 1820

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Overview

A very fine set of six federal-era saber leg dining chairs, attributable to famous New York cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe. Made of a fine and dense mahogany, these American classical chairs offer a figured mahogany veneer on the crest rail, a carved centre rail with acanthus foliage and turned rosette, upholstered slip seat and saber legs, New York city, circa 1820.

We and other experts within our circle of pickers and auction houses feel strongly that these chairs could have come from the Phyfe workshop or were fabricated at one of the neighboring workshops in NYC in the 1820s and were certainly influenced by Phyfe.

The scale and elegant if not dramatic curves and subtle twist in upper chair stile as well as the finely carved roundels at the termination of that stile all point to a master joiner, either Phyfe's workshop itself or one of the other quality cabinet makers in NYC at the time.

The wood selection is excellent. A choice of top quality mahogany and the distinguished manner in which the centre rails and the carved roundels were executed are also trademarks of Phyfe design.
Measures: 18” wide x 21” deep x 32” high (seat height: 17.25")

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PRODUCTION TIME
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OF THE PERIOD
American Classical
PLACE OF ORIGIN
United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
circa 1820
PERIOD
1820-1829
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Inlay Upholstery, Hand-Carved Mahogany
CONDITION
Good. Chairs have not been broken and repaired at any of the critical junctures. The center and crest rails are intact and there have been no breaks to the frame or stiles. In excellent antique condition. Finish is original with a beautiful dark patina.
WEAR
Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS
H 32 in. x W 18 in. x D 21 in.

H 81.28 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 53.34 cm

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