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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 688

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CURVED WINDOW SEATS

    IN THE MANNER OF GORDON AND TAITT, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CURVED WINDOW SEATS
    IN THE MANNER OF GORDON AND TAITT, CIRCA 1770
    Each with scrolled ends and curved seat covered in cream and yellow striped watered silk, above a fluted seatrail, on stop-fluted tapered legs, with batten carrying-holes and tightening holes, redecorated
    28½ (72.5 cm.) high; 56¼ in. (143 cm.) wide; 18¼in. (46.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The window seats are designed in the George III Roman Antique fashion with its fluted frieze and antique columnar legs, they relate to a suite of seat-furniture supplied to Sir John Griffin Griffin (1719-1797) in 1771 under the direction of Robert 'Bob the Roman' Adam for the new ground-floor rooms at Audley End, Essex, by the Swallow Street cabinet-makers and upholsterers Gordon and Taitt (J. Cornforth, 'Audley End, Essex-I', Country Life, 27 December 1990, pp. 32-33).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN