19 April 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
The double-chairback with acanthus-carved eared serpentine crestrail above incurved stiles and pierced interlocking vertical splats, a ruffled shell carved to the shoe between the two chairbacks, the broad acanthus-carved arms with out-turned terminals on downswept chanelled supports, the blue damask silk-upholstered seat above chamfered square legs with pierced fretwork angles joined by an H-stretcher and on leather casters
62in. (157cm.) long
Acquired from The Antique Home, London.
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A virtually identical double-chairback settee is illustrated in E. Wenham, The Collector's Guide to Furniture Design, New York, 1928, p.161, fig.402.
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