A High Quality 19th Century Gilded Settee.

GBP 5,000.00

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Object Description

A high quality 19th century French gilt carved settee with original Aubusson tapestry upholstery.
The top rail having a central carved female head with a dangling crucifix head piece. The head flanked by superbly carved foliage and intertwined scrolls. The back uprights almost like panelled columns terminating in scrolled foliate finials. The padded swept arms having scrolls and acanthus gilt carved features , with small carved tassels on the outside of the arm. A small row of nulling above the egg and dart conical turned and carved front legs, with the back legs being of square form and slightly sweeping out almost forming a sabre.
The original Aubusson tapestry with its washed out and faded colours, showing its high quality craftsmanship of the day. The tapestry depicts a central cartouche surrounded by garlands of foliage with a face central to the seat.
This is a fantastic country house settee and in original untouched condition.
Overall the settee is in excellent sturdy condition and does have losses and rips to the upholstery, with some minor losses and ware to the gilding commensurate with age.
Overall measurements;
Height 106cm x Width 206cm x Depth 66cm
Seat measurements:
Height 46cm x Width 191cm x Depth 57cm

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Object Condition

The settee frame is in good solid condition, with minor losses and ware to the gilding. The central brace underneath requires a small amount of restoration to the timber. The original Aubusson tapestry is intact but in rough condition , this could be restored or reupholstered entirely.

Object Details

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    W:206 x H:106 x D:66 centimeters
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