14 June 2001
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY NEEDLEWORK-COVERED SETTEE
The padded back, scrolled arms and loose squab cushion covered in later gros point floral-patterned needlework, the back centred by a petit point shaped cartouche depicting Pluto's abduction of Preoserpine, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs headed by vine leaves, on pad feet, repaired break to top of one leg, the rear seat-rail resupported, altered from a chairback settee
52 in. (132 cm.) wide
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Celebrating the Spring Season and love's triumph, as inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the pastoral vignette diplays Pluto's abduction of Proserpine, daughter of the fertility deity Ceres.
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