London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
An Italian Empire white painted and carved giltwood sofa
With foliate carved top-rail and curved sides, upholstered in pink brocadedd velvet material and having a stuff over seat, the seat worn and frayed, between pilaster uprights surmounted by lion mask roundels, with foliate capitals and laurel leaf garlands and neo classical ornament, the seat-rail centred by a lozenge with radiating Apollo mask, between foliate anthemion sprays and portrait neo classical roundels of a girl and boy, on simulated grey marble block feet
69½in. (176cm.) wide, 36in. (92cm.) high, 31in. (79cm.) deep
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, and Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, on the Main Staircase Landing, and by descent.
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