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A GEORGE II WALNUT DOUBLE CHAIRBACK SETTEE
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A GEORGE II WALNUT DOUBLE CHAIRBACK SETTEE

CIRCA 1730

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A GEORGE II WALNUT DOUBLE CHAIRBACK SETTEE
CIRCA 1730
The serpentine toprail above a solid vase-shaped splat with serpentine arms and eagle's head terminals on turned supports above a padded drop-in seat covered in associated floral 18th century petit point needlework, on cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet; AND PERCY MACQUOID, A HISTORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE; THE AGE OF WALNUT [MAHOGANY; SATINWOOD], LONDON: 1905-1908, 3 VOLS. ONLY (of 4, lacking Age of Oak), folio, colour plates, illustrations, original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt (slightly faded), t.e.g.;
And the original invoice from F.C. Harper to Major Courtauld, 7 April 1919
56½ in. (143.5 cm.) wide (4)
Provenance
W.A. Meredith, Esq.
F.C. Harper, Esq.
Bought by Major J.S. Courtauld, Cooke's House, West Burton, from F.C. Harper on 7 April 1919 and by descent in the Courtauld family until
sold at Gorringes, Lewes, 7 July 2003.
Bought from H. C. Baxters & Sons, 10 December 2003.
Literature
P. Macquoid, A History of English Furniture: The Age of Walnut, London, 1905, p. 224, fig. 208.
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Lot Essay

A related burr-walnut settee of double chair form was with M. Turpin Ltd. in 1996. Both settees display the same distinctive double railed backs. H. Cescinsky referred to a related chair at Forde Abbey, Dorset, as having a 'double rail hooped back' (English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, 1909, vol. II, fig. 9). It is appropriate that this settee is sold with three volumes of P. Macquoid's A History of English Furniture, including The Age of Walnut, in which it is illustrated as figure 208.

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