20 September 2001
AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY DOUBLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
Each chairback with a paper-scrolled toprail above a pierced tapering vertical splat, with scrolled serpentine arms, above a padded drop-in seat covered in red foliate silk-damask, with a shaped apron, on cabriole legs headed by foliage and with trifid feet, stamped twice on the underside 'E GEG', one ear replaced
58 in. (147.5 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 12 October 1996, lot 101.
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A very similar but plainer chairback settee is illustrated in H. Cescinsky, The Old World House, London and New York, 1924, vol. II, p. 33.
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