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Armchair (one of a pair)

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Back: rectangular form curving back, concaved lines horizontally. Bowed rails, opposed, have carved rosette in middle; top rail carved with cornucopiae, bow knot and wheat ears. Arms: double-curved arm rails spring from back posts to turned supporting posts carved and reed-moulded. Seat: caned....

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Purchased at auction for "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts" and given to the Museum in 1939.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1820

  • Attributed to Duncan Phyfe, American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854
Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 118


Overall: 81.9 x 52.7 x 61.6 cm (32 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 24 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, cherry, cane, modern cushion




Furniture, Seating and Beds