18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SMALL SETTEE
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The serpentine padded back, scrolled arms, close-nailed seat and squab cushion covered in associated gros and petit point needlework with scenes of animals set in a landscape, on scrolled foliate-carved cabriole legs and cabochon feet, the front seat rail inscribed in blue crayon '598 594', with original scrim and webbing to the underside, the back possibly reshaped
37½ in. (95.5 cm.) high; 45 in. (114.5 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep
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