22 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A GEORGE II WALNUT SOFA
SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The rectangular padded back, scrolled arms and seat covered in later floral needlework, on cabriole legs joined by later mahogany baluster stretchers, on pad feet, with ivorine label 'G.JETLEY 52 S AUDLEY ST, LONDON W.'
56½ in. (143 cm.) wide
G. Jetley, 52 South Audley Street, London.
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The form of the settee with its volute-scrolled arms relates to those of settees supplied for Ham House, Surrey around 1730 (P. Thornton, 'The Furnishing and Decoration of Ham House, Surrey', Furniture History, 1980, fig. 193).
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