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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 670

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SMALL SOFAS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SMALL SOFAS
    CIRCA 1760
    Each with arched padded back, outscrolled arms and seat covered in polychrome petit-point needlework, on square legs joined by stretchers with brass castors, minor restorations to seat-rails, one with paper label inscribed in ink 'No. 1 a pair of English Love Seats Antique needlework - Judith G. Yelman', the webbing stencilled 'LUDLOW LMC'
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 40 in. (101.5 cm.) wide; 27¼ in. (69.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    A pair of similar needlework small sofas or 'love seats' was sold by The Marquess of Cholmondeley, in these Rooms, 24 November 2005, lot 40 (£42,000 including premium). The needlework on the latter pair was 18th century but not original to their frames. A pair of much larger needlework-covered sofas and a pair of broad wing armchairs, en suite, may have been supplied to the 4th Duke of Leeds (d. 1789), Hornby Castle, Yorkshire. The pair of sofas was sold by The Lord Bruntisfield, M.C., in these Rooms, 23 May 1963, lot 66 and offered anonymously, in these Rooms, 10 July 2003, lot 125. The pair of broad wing armchairs was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 30 June 1977, lot 31A and subsequently illustrated in L. Synge, Mallett Millennium, London, 2000, pp. 100-103.

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    Provenance

    Judith G. Yelman.