Circa 1815. A rare stylish and unusual ebonized day bed probably by ‘William Trotter of Edinburgh’. The stained frame with reeding on the facings, with 3 gilded brass flower heads, and a pierced motif in the frieze, the ribbing continues on the back, making the sofa free-standing. The raised end with scrolling foliate carving on the front, similar stylish carving occurs at the lower end, too. All resting on four saber legs, which finish with cast brass facings on the top and sides of acorns and leaves with original brass castors beneath. The sofa is in its original hessian undergarment with horse hair visibly showing through. For similar examples see the library at Paxton house in Berwickshire.