A crisply carved Regency period mahogany sofa.
Date: 2017-10-20 08:39:47
Period: Regency Period c. 1800-1835
Height: 35" / Width: 65.75" / Depth: 24"
The cresting rail carved with acanthus leaves to the ends and centred by an anthemion above an upholstered back and seat; the arms composed of anthemions, acanthus and lotus leaves; raised on lyre shaped legs.
The carved ornament on this sofa is clearly inspired by George Smith's A Collection of Designs for Household furniture and Interior Decoration (1808) where he advises cabinet-makers to 'compare, select and to arrange' motifs from antiquity.
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