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This settee forms part of a suite of seat furniture comprising six armchairs and two settees originally commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven for his seat at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. Today the other settee and four armchairs form part of the English furniture collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, whilst the remaining two armchairs are in a private collection in the USA.
Note: The back has been extended by 3 inches to the original height. The cabochon ruffles to the lower back have been reinstated.
Price: £100,000 +
Commissioned by Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven;
Thence by descent to his son Robert Bertie, 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven;
The Earls of Chesterfield;
Sold by Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, November 22-24, 1950;
Private collection, New York.
Nicholas Goodison and Robin Kern, ‘Hotspur - Eighty Years of Antiques Dealing’, 2004, pp.134-5, no.7.
Daniëlle O. Kuskuk-Grosheide, Wolfram Koeppe and William Rieder, ‘European Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’, New York, 2006, pp.124-7, no.48, figs 75 &76.
|Height||126.00 cm||(49.61 inches)|
|Width||209.50 cm||(82.48 inches)|
|Depth||105.00 cm||(41.34 inches)|