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Very Fine American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Sofa, c. 1850-1860, attr. to the "Bird Pattern" maker, New York, elaborately carved floral crest flanked by opposing birds, meandering foliate serpentine reticulated crest rail, molded arms and uprights, serpentine seat rail, cabriole legs, casters, h. 50 3/4 in., w. 87 1/4 in., d. 30 in. Provenance: Estate of Gordon and Vera Noakes, Detroit, MI. Note: The dramatic reticulation of the crest rail, finely carved opposing birds centering the crest, use of sophisticated seven-layer laminated construction, shape of the rear legs, and the molding of the arm supports, seat rail, and front legs of this sofa are indicative of the rare "Bird Pattern" examples of seated furniture made in New York City during the mid-19th century.
Ref.: "Bird Pattern" examples include an armchair illustrated in American Furniture of the 19th Century by Eileen and Richard Dubrow, p. 95, and a closely related parlor suite sold in these rooms, Oct. 6, 2007, as lot 274.

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American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Sofa

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
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