H: 25 in / 63 cm | W: 23 in / 59 cm | L: 93 in / 237 cmDescription
A Rare Regency Period Divan after a design by Thomas Hope
Constructed in Rosewood, rising from shaped, waisted short legs, part gilded, and carved with palmettes and lotus leaves, in the Graeco- Egyptian taste, the block ends and rails having complex brass inlays in arabesques, with a central tablet on the front rail. The arms and seat upholstered in contemporary fabric.
England, Circa 1810
Thomas Hope has illustrated in his seminal work 'Household Furniture and Interior Decoration' of 1807, Plates 9 and 17, a divan of virtually identical form, although in the Egyptian taste. Consonances with this design are to be found in Sheraton's 'Drawing Book' of 1803, and Percier and Fontaine's ' Recueil des Decorations Interieures' of 1801.REF No. 8393