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A Pair of Important 18th Century Carved Mahogany Settees

A truly outstanding and documented pair of important 18th Century carved mahogany settees, with their original carved trellis, show-wood slips designed and used for framing the upholstered backs.

The shaped frames are very well drawn and offer a refined line to this rare pair of settees. They are supported on three carved mahogany cabriole legs, to the front, of exquisite quality and bold S shaped design, carved at the knee with oak leaves and acorns and terminating in very generously proportioned eagle-claw feet. The two rear cabriole legs are of plainer design but also display a fantastic patination. The frames and seat rails, made in English oak are in superb condition.

Width: 204.5 cm

Provenance:
The Packington Family
Baron Hampton, Family Collection
Lord Doverdale, Family Collection
Westwood Park, Worcestershire in situ from the 18th Century until sold in 1950
Judge Irwin Untermyer, New York, until 1973
The Metropolitan Museum, New York, until 2017

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