08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM


Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa, possibly made by Nahum Parker, Middlebury, Vermont, c. 1825-35, with circular arms terminating in lyre clock facades, ht. 35, wd. 84, dp. 20 1/2 in.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 45; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.

Literature: See Hosley, pp. 68-69; Zogry, pp. 84-85, cat. no. 45.; and Robinson, pp. 84-85

Note: This sofa is one of four of its kind known. Two of the others are at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury and at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vermont. According to Zogry, the possible maker Nahum Parker purchased mahogany, upholstery, and fittings from Boston and New York and in 1829 advertised "Two Sofas, trimmed in elegant style."
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Vermont, Nahum Parker, Middlebury, Zogry, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Bennington Museum, Equinox Hotel, Sheldon Museum, Manchester, possible maker