M. & H. Schrenkeisen Sofa With Carved Bust Arms
I thought I’d post a catalog reference image for M. & H. Schrenkeisen to help set the record (kinda) straight on this sofa. I say “kinda” since one can never believe everything one reads, but this is photographic proof that M. &. H Schrenkeisen sold this parlor set, and most likely manufactured it. Which is more than we can say of any Jelliff attributions. You may also remember the J. W. Hamburger post that identified another furniture set often attributed to Jelliff.
The bottom half of the image is courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and is part of a six-piece parlor set that sold under the “John Jelliff” maker description. Here’s another one that also had sold under the Jelliff moniker.
The top half of the image is from an 1872 catalog for M. & H. Schrenkeisen for their “Grand Duchess” suit. Be sure to see the link for the six-piece set since the armchair and sidechair are spitting images for what I see in the Schrenkeisen catalog. You will often see those chairs alone without one another. Both the sofa and chair have the carved female bust arms which lead to the pervasive attribution to John Jelliff.
Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com