Bay Colony Antiques is proud to bring to market this exceptional pair of 19th century antique Mahogany Duncan Phyfe side chairs. Duncan Phyfe was a master cabinet maker working in New York City and developed an individual neoclassical style with his own original sketches and furniture designs. Duncan Phyfe’s name has become synonymous with his style and you’ll see hundred of pieces being sold as Duncan Phyfe style chairs, Duncan Phyfe style tables etc… If any a pair were worthy of the attribution of being by his hand, it would be these. The carved lion paw feet are very well executed and the saber legs are well balanced demonstrating the cabinet makers understanding of proper proportions & scale. The chairs have a curved seat rail with inset yellow & white seats. The seats are in good condition with a few very lights stains but well within acceptable standards. If you wanted to have the seats re done it would be a tremendously easy job for an upholsterer and should only cost about $20 a seat once you have the fabric. The chairs have curved Mahogany crests with carved Acanthus leaves at the top of the vertical stiles. What really defines this pair as something truly special are the masterfully carved horizontal splats with a basket of fruit at the center and cornucopias on each side. These are without a doubt one of the best pairs of chairs in this high neoclassical form that we’ve had the pleasure of offering in some time. The chairs measure 19” wide x 21” deep x 33 3/4” tall. The seats alone measure 15 1/2” wide x 16” deep with a seat height of 16 1/2” tall.