• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    A GEORGE II WALNUT DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE

    CIRCA 1740

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    A GEORGE II WALNUT DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
    CIRCA 1740
    With outscrolled eagle-headed arms and petit-point floral needlework seat, with partial paper label to underside of back rail inscribed '24', two back legs replaced
    48½in. (123cm.) long


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    The settee has its fretted vase splats wrapped by leaves and festooned with acanthus flowers in the manner of a suite of furniture supplied around 1750 to Holkham Hall, Norfolk; while its acanthus-wrapped legs terminate in Roman eagle claws (R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the late Georgian period, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, p. 275, figs. 155 and 153).

    Provenance

    By repute, Christopher L. Lloyd (sic), Betterton House, Lockinge, Wantage, Berkshire, 1959.
    with H. Blairman & Sons Ltd., London (circa 1959).
    Acquired from Leonard Knight, London, May 1964.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 152-153)


    Literature

    The Connoisseur, November 1959, p. XIII (advertisement for H. Blairman & Sons).