Phyfe style sofa

Feb 15, 2020. 19:04 UTC
Phyfe Style Sofa
Robert
United States of America

Category
Antique sofas

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

I don't know much about this sofa at all. It was reupholstered sometime probably in the 90's by my grandparents. It is about 83" wide, 35" tall, and 34" deep.

Provenance

It was in my house growing up, and later ended up in my grandparent's house, and I have recently inherited it.

Answered within 1 day
Feb 16, 23:26 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Good evening, Robert,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This style of sofa is frequently called a Duncan Phyfe based on similarities to ones made by Duncan Phyfe in NYC in the early 19th Century (1825-1835); yours was made in the 20th century but unless there are labels or other maker's marks, it would be very difficult to identify the maker of this sofa as it was a very popular style. Unfortunately, not very popular today, as reflected in my valuation.

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Classical style carved mahogany sofa
Unattributed maker, Probably American but possibly English, circa 1935-1945
The arched crest centering foliate carving, with carved sleigh ends on scroll feet; overupholstered in pink upholstery
35 inches overall height, 83 inches wide, 34 inches deep
CONDITION: not examined in person but appears to be in good condition with wear commensurate to age and use. Upholstery is probably later.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

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