Rare Signed Philadelphia Federal Mahogany Sofa

back frame boldly signed "Samuel McIntire, Philadelphia", with downward swept arms with rosette terminals, over reeded supports, reeded skirt, on reeded turned and carved legs, 36-1/2 x 60 x 23 in.

Note: The leg carving and foot turning of this sofa are in keeping with examples often ascribed to the Connelly and Hains shops of Philadelphia. McIntire may have been affiliated with one of these makers at some point, or may have simply been catering to the current tastes of the time. McIntire appears in the 1803 Philadelphia directory as a cabinet maker. Illustrated in Katherine Gross Farnham, “Living with Antiques: The Gordon-Banks House in the Georgia Piedmont,” The Magazine Antiques 102, no. 3 (September 1972): p. 444.

Provenance:John Walton, New York, purchased July 1968 for $9,500 (accompanied by original receipt); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


visible frame in excellent condition with minor surface wear and finish flaws, some small abrasions and other typical anomalies, modern upholstery generally good with light wear and surface dust, upholstery was not removed to examine the frame, but photographs of the frame pre-upholstery suggest it is in very good condition

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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