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Settee 3-Seat Early 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Upholstered in Horsehair


Settee 3-Seat Early 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Upholstered in Horsehair


Dates
1800-1830
Dimensions
95.00cm high (37.40 inches high)
228.00cm wide (89.76 inches wide)
70.50cm deep (27.76 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
This handsome settee is in rare original condition retaining all the original timber and horsehair stuffings. The form is bold and fluid and the carved ornament very well executed. The carpenter has used veneers with exceptional graining which are a feature of this settee. It has been re-upholstered in horsehair. It is very sturdy and suitable for everyday use.

The shaped back with a section of mahogany above three upholstered sections of horsehair. The original framework has been reinforced, probably in the early 20th century with wooden framework and metal braces. The striking scroll arms with circular ends with central carved rosettes surrounded by a carved ring and an outer deep gadroon carved ring on the exterior. The ends shaped and sitting on a deep frieze on stylised feet. The seat upholstered in three sections of horsehair with two loose bolsters, retaining the original wooden slats. The mahogany with exceptional figuring. Original colour and patina.
Medium
Mahogany
Origin
France
Condition
Excellent
Price
£20,000.00
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