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A GERMAN WALNUT COUCH-BED, by Joseph Herber, the scrolled reeded and guilloche-carved caned frame above a padded seat with associated squab-cushion, the entrelac fluted frieze on fluted square tapering legs, restorations, late 18th Century, together with a further cushion, stamped 'JOSEPH HERBER IN SCHINEEBERG 1793'

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A GERMAN WALNUT COUCH-BED, by Joseph Herber, the scrolled reeded and guilloche-carved caned frame above a padded seat with associated squab-cushion, the entrelac fluted frieze on fluted square tapering legs, restorations, late 18th Century, together with a further cushion, stamped 'JOSEPH HERBER IN SCHINEEBERG 1793'
91in. (231cm.) wide

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This form of couch-bed, known as a 'lit a la Turque' or lit en ottomane', with its raked sides and fluted-herm feet, is conceived in the French 1770s manner. Its back-rail incorporates fretted slots for the canopy-supports
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