Couch, Possibly Made by Duncan Phyfe, 1810-1840

Summary

Though made for reclining, this couch was more about style than physical comfort. Ladies were supposed to pose--not repose, or relax. Perhaps the idea that one was wealthy enough to afford such a stylish piece provided comfort to the owner!

Though made for reclining, this couch was more about style than physical comfort. Ladies were supposed to pose--not repose, or relax. Perhaps the idea that one was wealthy enough to afford such a stylish piece provided comfort to the owner!

Artifact

Grecian couch

Date Made

1810-1820

Creators

Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe, New York City, New York.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

35.79.41

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Maple (Wood)
Cotton (Textile)
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Brown
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 33.125 in

Width: 89 in

Length: 25.75 in

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