• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 314

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT DAYBED

    CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT DAYBED
    CIRCA 1810
    The shaped reeded frame with scrolled ends and covered in striped silk, on sabre legs ending in caps and casters, decoration refreshed, the back rail with pencil inscription ARBUTHNOT
    78 in. (198 cm.) long


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    The pencil inscription ARBUTHNOT on the back seatrail of this daybed could refer to a provenance from two different families. An Irish branch with four brothers, most notably Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850) a confidante of the Duke of Wellington, as well as General Sir Thomas and General Sir Robert Arbuthnot and Bishop Alexander Arbuthnot could have all been potential owners. The second Arbuthnot family may indicate Sir William Arbuthnot (1766-1829), 1st Baronet and Lord Provost of Edinburgh or his son Keith, 2nd Bt. (1801-73) as owners.

    Provenance

    With Kentshire Galleries, New York.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 April 2000, lot 378.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 314)