6 April 2000,
Price realised GBP 30,550
GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD SOFAS
Each covered in red-dotted violet material with rectangular padded back, seat and outscrolled arms, carved overall with acanthus husks, on tapering fluted legs with later brass caps and castors
76 in. (193 cm.) wide (2)
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A related giltwood sofa with similar reeded legs and rectangular back was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 9 July 1993, lot 150.
The Viscounts Astor, Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.
Sold by the Executors of the late Viscount Astor, Cliveden, Phillips, Son & Neale, Ltd. and Gurr, Johns & Co. Ltd. house sale, 15-19 May 1967, lot 1744.
Bought from Harrods Fine Art, 1972.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France