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Philadelphia Federal sofa with shell carved arms and paw feet c1830
Philadelphia Federal sofa with shell carved arms and paw feet c1830


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Exceptional American Empire mahogany sofa, circa 1830. Bold shell carved arms ends and paw feet. The frame is in excellent original condition, and the upholstery is intact but shows some light discolorations. From an important East Haddam CT riverfront estate. Measures 88 inches wide, 32.5 inches high to the back, 30 inches high to the arms, 18 inches high to the seat, and 23 inches deep.This sofa is similar to a sofa in a sketch by Anthony Quervelle (1789-1856) at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. See the ad by Sumpter Priddy lll of Alexandria Virginia in the January issue of the Maine Digest showing a children's example of a similar sofa for $12,500... This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475

Item 10178:    $6,500

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