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The crest rail carved with acanthus leaves above a pierced back centred by a lattice panel, also flanked by acanthus carving, the seat upholstered in a pale red & gold silk damask, the settee stands on square chamfered legs with blind fretwork united by pierced stretchers.
English circa 1765
Width: 61” 155 cm
Depth: 27 ½ 70 cm
Height: 38 ½ 98 cm
Architectural and furniture designs from China were assiduously promoted by Sir William Chambers in the mid part of the 18th Century, and the commission of this piece can be seen to be heavily influenced by this fashion.
C.E. Russell, 'Some Rare Types of English Furniture', Old Furniture, A Magazine of Domestic Ornament, May 1929, p. 41.
John Harris, ‘Sir William Chambers’ Architect to George III ’ Oct 1996