20 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT DAYBED
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.
With Kentshire Galleries, New York.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 April 2000, lot 378.
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