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    Sale 5410

    The Sunday Sale

    20 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55

    A GEORGE II YEWWOOD SOFA

    MID-18TH CENTURY, AND RE-RAILED

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II YEWWOOD SOFA
    Mid-18th century, and re-railed
    The rectangular back and seat upholstered in later petit-point needlework depicting an urn issuing flowers with birds and a squirrel, the downswept arms above truss-scrolled columnar legs embellished with acanthus-festooned 'venus' shells and terminating in ring-bound 'Jupiter' eagle claws
    73½ in. (187 cm.) wide


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    The sofa, with its truss-scrolled columnar legs embellished with acanthus-festooned 'Venus' shells and terminating in ring-bound 'Jupiter' eagle claws, relates to a celebrated suite executed in 1735 by William Hallett for the London mansion of Arthur, 6th Viscount Irwin (d.1736) and sold in 1922 from Temple Newsam, Yorkshire. (see C. Gilbert, Newly discovered Furniture by William Hallett, Connoisseur, December 1964.)

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage