18 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD SOFA
BY WILLIAM HUNTER & SONS, LONDON, CIRCA 1835
With later blue velvet upholstery, the out-scrolled arms above foliate turned legs, on brass castors, with trade label to the underside 'William Hunter & Sons, Upholstery & Cabinet Manufactury, 30 Moorgate St, London'
88 in. (223 cm.) wide
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William Hunter is listed, Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert, editors Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds 1986, page 466, as an appraiser, auctioneer and undertaker (1823-39).
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