Couch, Possibly Made by Duncan Phyfe, 1810-1840

Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-18541810/1820

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Though made for reclining, this couch was more about style than physical comfort. Ladies were supposed to pose--not repose, or relax. Perhaps the idea that one was wealthy enough to afford such a stylish piece provided comfort to the owner!


  • Title: Couch, Possibly Made by Duncan Phyfe, 1810-1840
  • Creator: Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854
  • Date Created: 1810/1820
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Couches, Grecian couches, Furniture, Seating
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=55959
  • Object Name: Grecian couch
  • Object ID: 35.79.41
  • Image ID: THF157805
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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