London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A cream and decorated sofa, late 19th century
In the Adam style, with serpentine upholstered panel back surmounted by ribbon cresting (defective) and bordered with berried foliage and flowers, having outswept scroll arm supports, with upholstered sides and stuff-over slightly serpentine seat with decorated seat-rail, on turned tapering legs
74in. (188cm.) wide, 40½in. (103cm.) high, 26½in. (67cm.) deep
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, and Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Chelsea Room, and by descent.
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