Sat10252014

Last updateThu, 19 Nov 2015 8pm

   20140901MetroCastweb

Antiques Considered - February 18, 2009

  A writer from Colonial Beach asks about his , which is in the style of the famous New York cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe.  
   This piece is a good reproduction of a classic American style of furniture, which was the rage in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.  It attempts to replicate all of the characteristics of Duncan Phyfe, such as the carving, particularly with the swag and jabot motif on the crest rail and the nice brass feet.  The depth and positioning of the cushions makes clear that it is a reproduction, which I should judge to date from the 1930s.  
   If I were evaluating this piece with a letter grade, I should call it a B plus.  The swag and jabot carving, which is likely from a pattern and machine-cut, is only in the center panel, and not all across the crest rail.  It is good carving, but not quite to the level one would expect from a period piece.
   In the 1930s this style became popular once again, and the demand for it generated a whole new era of production, but this time the center of activity was not New York, but Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The factories there started putting out huge quantities to meet the demand, and I suspect this sofa could be one from that group.
   From a retail perspective, this sofa is worth $1,000.  The taste for the style has come back, and once again it is popular.  At an estate sale in Georgetown, D.C., several years ago our firm sold a similar one for $400, but it needed re-upholstery.  This one appears to have fabric in good condition, but the mauve color might not be what a prospective buyer would choose.  A good re-upholstery job could run over $1,000, depending on the fabric selected.
   This one has received good treatment over the years, and is a nice example of its genre. Happy Antiquing.

• Lisa  and Henry Lane Hull operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie DuPont  Hwy. (P.O.Box 35) Wicomico Church, Virginia 22579, a firm which he founded in 1973.  
The appraisal service began in 1976.  Write to him there,  or by e-mail at comantqu @ crosslink.net, with pictures and descriptions of items you wish to have him treat in "Antiques Considered."  Please include a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish a personal acknowledgement.

Print Shop pens 2013 sml

 

narfe

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024


 

Quikey

Bulletline


 

Balloon House


 link4

Wedding invitations and other announcements

201409chamberlink

 

201409pr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EditorialAdvertisingOffice
Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024 Main
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tanya Myles
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Herrink
540-775-2024 Main
540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reporting Advertising Sales Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024 (Main)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Farneth,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dennis Verdak
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Community
Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Commercial Printing
& Sales

Church & Community
Listings
Production Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tanya Myles
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

Journal Print Shop

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

link4

Your Invitation Place

Balloon House