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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SOFAS

    CIRCA 1820-1830

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SOFAS
    CIRCA 1820-1830
    With scroll arms and leaf-clasp legs, both indistinctly inscribed in pencil on the seat rail 'LOUGH', with apparently original webbing
    98 in. (241 cm.) wide (2)


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    The Grecian-scrolled Drawing Room sofas, conceived as Roman triclineum couches and raised on palm-flowered stump feet, relate to George Smith's 1805 designs for a 'Chaise Longue' and a 'French Bed …for an elegant apartment' (G. Smith, Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1808, (pls. 29 and 98).

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    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Large Drawing Room, '2 Sofas - £15.0.0'