A Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sofa, New York City, circa 1800-10.
Furniture - American
This handsome Hepplewhite eight leg sofa has superb proportions and is in amazing original condition. The mahogany frame, which has wonderfully detailed lightwood inlays, has flowing serpentine arms and square tapered legs. The crest rail has line inlay with bellflowers at the corners and a central panel decorated with draped links of chains and graduated bellflowers. The front legs have line inlaid edges and banded cuffs with graduated bellflowers at center. The outer two legs are additionally decorated with an inlaid classical urn with tropical foliage. The rear four legs have gentle reverse curves. Inlaid Federal sofas of this quality are exceedingly rare. Height to top back: 41”; Width 74 ¼” ; Depth 30”
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