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A GEORGE II WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BENCH

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A GEORGE II WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BENCH
The rectangular padded drop-in seat covered in pale yellow velvet, above a gadrooned edge and a Greek-key carved seatrail on lions' mask-headed form legs with paw feet, adapted, incorporating 18th century legs
66in. (168cm.) long
Provenance
The Hon. Mrs. Aileen Plunket, Luttrellstown Castle, Christie's House Sale, 26-28 September 1983, lot 21

Lot Essay

The bodly carved Greek-key seat rail of this bench, in combination with the lion-form legs, relates to the documented work of Benjamin Goodison, in particular the suite of mahogany and parcel-gilt seat furniture supplied to the 1st Viscount Folkestone for the gallery at Longford Castle (see R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. edn., 1954, vol. III, p. 177, fig. 148

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