Is This Really a Galusha?
My knowledge of Elijah Galusha furniture is not where I’d like it to be but I don’t think there is much out there to help the Galusha researcher to remedy that situation. The above sofa is being sold by Jenack Auctions and they are attributing it to Elijah Galusha. Not being familiar with his full repertoire, I haven’t seen something this “chunky” having been done by Galusha. See this page at Flomaton’s to get a gist of where I’m coming from. From what I’ve seen, Galusha’s parlor furniture is more refined and reserved than the above sofa construction. The C-scrolls on this sofa scream Belter to me but the lack of lamination beats back my inclination to go there. See the third picture to observe the side profile and see how thick this sofa construction is.
Let me know your thoughts out there. The sofa will be sold June 8th, starting at $1,250 and expected range of $2,500 to $4,000.