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A Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Sofa

A Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Sofa

Dimensions: H: 38 in / 96.5 cm  |  W: 58 in / 147.5 cm  |  D: 27 in / 68.5 cm

Special Offer: £8,000

17450

Original Price: £18,500 | Special Offer: £8,000

Currently in unrestored original condition, please contact us for further information.

A Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Sofa

Constructed in mahogany, which has been excellently and comprehensively carved; rising from cabriole front legs, with ball & claw feet, having foliate carved knees adorned with 'C' scrolls, and swept cabriole legs to the rear; the long padded seat upholstered in fabric with braided trim; the tripartite back support with swept uprights, channelled and carved with foliates, terminating in 'paper scroll' ears, wth conjoining serpentine toprail, also richly carved, and housing complex and exuberant interlaced splats; the arms of dished and swept 'shepherds crook' form, terminating in scrolls.
English, Circa 1890

See 'British Furniture 1820 to 1920' by Christopher Payne, 2023, p. 458-459, illus. figs. 9.29-30, for a discussion of the Westwood Park chairs, sofa and their 19th century adaptations.

The design for this sofa is derived from a suite of seating furniture from Lord Doverdale's Westwood Park. Besides being photographed and featured in magazines such as Country Life (1902), the sofa and accompanying chairs were also famously part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's display of the Kirtlington Park Dining Room, said to be one of the most beautiful Rococo rooms in England.

REF No. 3286a

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