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A GEORGE I WALNUT AND BURR-ELM DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
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A GEORGE I WALNUT AND BURR-ELM DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE

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A GEORGE I WALNUT AND BURR-ELM DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
With a pair of serpentined rectangular solid vertical splats and faceted armrests flanking a drop-in seat covered in 20th Century gros point needlework of flowers on a yellow ground, above a plain apron, on cabriole legs joined by turned baluster H-shaped stretchers, on pad feet, five ears replaced, the armrests replaced in mahogany
43¼ in. (110 cm.) high; 55½ in. (141 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) depth of drop-in seat
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The rectilinear back, clearly influenced by Chinese chairs of the 16th Century, also appears on the dining-chairs at Newhailes, East Lothian, a Scottish house which retains much of its original early 18th Century furnishings. Some of the Newhailes chairs are illustrated in Country Life (P. Duncan, 'Newhailes, East Lothian - I', Country Life, 29 January 1987, pp. 87 and 89, figs. 6 and 10 and 'The Bended Back Chair', Exhibition Catalogue, London, 13-29 June 1990, no. 14).
This sofa still retains its original canvas webbing.
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