23 October 2002,
Price realised USD 7,768
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY SETTEE
Circa 1755, the arms possibly reshaped and with later carved mahogany supports
En suite with the previous lot, with a rectangular padded back, seat and outscrolled arms covered in a cream silk damask, the arm supports carved with a rosette above a scrolling acanthus leaf, above shell-carved cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet
60in. (152.5cm.) long
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Part of a suite reputedly supplied to the Rt. Hon. Lord Clive for Walcot, Lydbury North, Shropshire.
Acquired from Antonio's Antiques, San Francisco, November 1987.
PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA ESTATE
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