Duncan Phyfe furniture is very popular due to its high quality and beautiful design that can be paired with any home decor. today, Duncan Phyfe furniture including sofa has been under reproduction with still offering high quality material and design of the furniture. however, there are also some manufacturers that reproduce Duncan Phyfe style sofa inappropriately. So, you need to be able to recognize the original reproduction so that you won’t get fooled by untrusted manufacturers.
The first thing that you have to check for making sure the sofa is original or not is the lines of the sofa. if this is original, the sleigh arms should gently rounded meeting at the back and curve down of the sofa to the seating area. The straight back should go into gracious curves meeting the arms and the empire styling is prominent. After that, check the claw feet and the wood trim of the sofa. Most of Duncan Phyfe style sofa featured with rich mahogany embellished with hand carved detailing. The good one should have an aged look like the piece comes from the early 1800s. the brass studs or nail head trim around the wood trim also should be inspected. If this is a good reproduction, then it should have antique looking brass studs or nail head trim and it should be solidly spaced. The next thing that should be inspected is the upholstery. The original sofa weren’t overstuffed. At the time when the sofa made, strips were popular and mixture of leather and fabric were desirable. Most of original Duncan Phyfe sofas featured with matching upholstered accent pillows. Usually the sofas are sold with several options of accent pillows.
So, some characteristics above are important to be considered if you want to come up with a good reproduction of Duncan Phyfe style sofa that looks like the original one.
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