13 June 2002
A LOUIS XIV GILTWOOD CANAPE
En suite with the preceeding lot, the rectangular back and seat upholstered with a dark blue silk velvet loose cover with blue and ivory tassels, the back with further silver and gold-thread stitched lambrequined border, the shaped arms and supports with wrapped acanthus leaves and strapwork decoration, on six scroll legs with conforming decoration and joined by a double x-shaped stretcher surmounted by urn finials, largely re-railed, largely regilt and losses to the gilding, restorations to the stretcher, later blocks and cross struts, the finials to stretchers possibly replaced, the upholstery 18th century but possibly associated
62½ in. (159 cm.) wide; 36 in. (91 cm.) high
Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt., 25 Park Lane, London W1, recorded in the Large Drawing Room in the 1939 inventory.
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