24 - 25 January 2001
A REGENCY STYLE GILTWOOD AND EBONIZED WINDOW BENCH
After a design by Thomas Hope
The red silk-upholstered rectangular seat cushion fitting between the arched uprights mounted with ebonized lions' masks to each front, above a panelled, reeded frieze between outset panelled corners and squared legs with lions' paw feet, the feet formerly with casters
18in. (45.5cm.) high, 51in. (129.5cm.) wide, 18¾in. (47.5cm.) deep
With Kentshire Gallery, Inc., New York.
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This bench follows an 1804 design for a 'Window Seat' published in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration of 1808, plate 52.
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