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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 383

    TWO REGENCY STYLE OAK COLONADE BENCHES OF LARGE SIZE

    BY SOANE BRITAIN, MODERN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO REGENCY STYLE OAK COLONADE BENCHES OF LARGE SIZE
    BY SOANE BRITAIN, MODERN
    With outswept sides, the fronts with roundels, on turned feet
    32 in. (81 cm.) high; 44 in. (102 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep (2)


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    The original stools, from which the present examples are modelled, supplied to the Archbishops of Canterbury for Lambeth Palace were sold at Christie's King Street, 14 November 1996, lot 60. The 'Grecian Couch' form of these stools evolved from pattern's illustrated in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. XIX and XXV. One of the above seats was described as 'an old oak settle on unique lines when it featured as the 'Week's antique', in an art magazine published around 1900. The cutting, from an unidentified magazine is preserved at Lambeth Palace Library (MS 1726, f 46r).

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