• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFAS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFAS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a rectangular back with three loose cushions, outcurved arms and seat cushion covered in red and white striped silk on turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors, one with front seat-rail re-faced
    36 in. (92 cm.) high; 88 in. (224 cm.) wide; 36 in. (92 cm.) deep (2)


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    The red and white striped silk in which these sofas are now covered, is copied from the silk covering that remained on one of the pair when they sold at Christie's in 1996. The same red and white silk appeared on several other pieces of furniture, including a pair of sofas with scrolled fluted ends and another larger one en suite, all from Cleveland House, 19 St. James's Square, London, and moved to Raby Castle, co. Durham when Cleveland House was sold and demolished. They were sold by The Lord Barnard, T.D., Raby Castle, co. Durham, Christie's house sale, 10-11 October 1994, lots 40-47.

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    Provenance

    Almost certainly supplied to William Harry (1792-1842), 3rd Earl of Darlington (and subsequently 1st Marquess and Duke of Cleveland) for Cleveland House, 19 St. James's Square, London.
    Presumably moved to Raby on the sale and demolition of Cleveland House in 1892 and by descent to
    Harry John Neville Vane, 11th Baron Barnard, Barnard Castle, co. Durham; sold Christie's house sale, 10 October 1994, lots 45 and 215.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 6 June 1996, lot 92.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOTS 84-86)