Late George III White-Painted, Giltwood And Gilt-Composition Settee

£75,000
Code
5612
IN THE MANNER OF JAMES WYATT, CIRCA 1790

A George III gilt and cream painted sofa with beautifully decorated foliate top rail above canework back & seat, flanked by acanthus carved and moulded downswept arms, above a roundel & swag decorated frieze with highly intricately carved faux hanging swag decoration on moulded square section tapering legs at the front, terminating in 19th Century brass caps and castors. Paint work and gilding refreshed.

English, circa 1790

The distinctive and unusual drapery-carved seat-rail of this elegant settee relates it to the work of the fashionable neo-classical architect James Wyatt (1746-1813), who in 1775 supplied a drapery-swagged white marble fireplace to the tapestry drawing room at Goodwood House, and a further example in the 1790s to the 1st Earl of Belmore at Castle Coole, Ireland.

Possible leg height reduction with 19th century replaced castors

The pair to this sofa made £56,500 in Christies 'Gutfreund Colection' sale on 26th January 2021
H 87cm x W 233cm x D 70cm
H 34½" x W 92" x D 27¾"

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