An Unusual 19thC Sarcophagus Ottoman c.1840-60


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Object Description

The rather unusual scroll backed ottoman, of well-proportioned waisted sarcophagus form, standing on concealed castors, the carcass being untouched and showing much of the original upholstery being tired, though original, the seat lid opening to reveal a vacant storage interior to a lower railed apron, and the whole surviving from the middle of nineteenth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

A great country house piece which we haven’t quite seen the like of before.

Object Condition

The ottoman is sturdy and stable and there is no worm or major damages. She stands well and is ready for re-upholstering which we can do for you at cost, with a fabric of your choosing, if so desired. The original silk can be seen in many parts. The concealed castors are all present, with the front-end facing apron rail being a later replacement.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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