New York Empire Sideboard Attributable to Duncan Phyfe

 
Product ID : BUF00003

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79 1/2" wide x 26" deep x 43 1/2" high.

An exceptionally fine and rare New York city Federal mahogany “French” sideboard “table,” attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe, with an ormolu gallery and pineapple finials, circa 1810-1818. A very fine sideboard in bookmatched mahogany, attributable to the eminent New York cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe. Carved pineapple finials rest on stepped backboard, flanked by fire-gilded bronze side galleries. Three drawers with gilt bronze lion ring handles are supported by engaged classical columns over base offering four cabinet doors. Secondary wood is also mahogany, which is unusual for any period in furniture-making and a decision reserved for only the finest pieces. While of the period, it seems the lion head pulls have been added but are in keeping with what would have been on the piece originally.


PERIOD: Federal

ATTRIBUTED TO: Duncan Phyfe (Cabinetmaker)

PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1815

PERIOD: 19th Century

COLOR: Brown

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Polished Mahogany, Brass

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: Mahogany veneer over mahogany secondary wood, fire gilded gallery and brasses

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