The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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253

A George III mahogany sofa, circa 1770, in the French Hepplewhite manner

Unsold

Est: £1500–2000

A George III mahogany sofa, circa 1770, in the French Hepplewhite manner , the shaped rectangular back incorporating shaped arms with scroll carved and moulded terminals, the overstuffed seat above a shaped and moulded frieze and moulded cabriole shaped legs surmounted by carved anthemion terminals and terminating in scroll carved feet, 80cm high, 213cm wide, 78cm deep

Old marks, scratches and abrasions comensurate with age and use
Some old repair and minor loss
Of solid structure overall and not 'wobbly' a very minor amount of movement to the back as one would expect of a sofa of any age, but is solid. Re-upholstery process would allow opportunity to strengthen if required.
Some additional dents and abrasions to timber at outer edges. Seat rails and stretchers all appear original. Some old worm damage to rails not affecting structure overall
There is a later block to each corner of the underlying seat rail to strengthen
The upholstery is worn, dirty in places and requires replacement
The feet of the front legs have a small spliced section at the base of each foot. This is likely added to make up for old wear to the feet
To the uppermost terminal of one arm there are some old cracks and small fragments of loss
To the area adjacent to one rear leg there is some loss to one side (see image) of the top of the leg


The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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