29 April 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 81-82)
A GEORGE III POLYCHROME-DECORATED MAHOGANY SOFA
The arched padded back and scrolled arms above a serpentine seat with a loose cushion covered in red and white striped ticking on channeled and leaf-carved cabriole legs, reduced in height, later decorated
37 in. (94 cm.) high; 84 in. (213 cm.) wide; 32 in. (82 cm.) deep
Abbey Leix, Co. Laois, Ireland.
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Another sofa of the same design, most probably the pair to the present lot, is illustrated in the front hall at Abbey Leix in J O'Brien and D Guinness, Great Irish Houses and Gardens,London, 1992, pp.115.
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