Philadelphia Classical Mahogany Sofa Circa 1820-30
Description: American Classical Mahogany Sofa, Circa 1820-30; Most probably Philadelphia and possibly by Cook and Parkins. This sofa features wonderfully carved feet, shells, and cresting in the Classical style. Note: In 1811 Richard Parkin was one of the three cabinetmakers responsible for the Philadelphia Book of Prices. He is listed in partnership with Thomas Cook in Philadelphia directories between 1820 and 1825. Both Cook and Parkin seem to have continued in the cabinetmaking business both separately and together until 1840. Few marked examples of their work exist, though known pieces do establish them as makers on the cutting edge of fashion. The earliest known piece bearing the firm's label is a sideboard inspired by plate XI in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture (London, 1807), in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Condition: is great overall. see photos.
Item ID: 27439
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