Lot 41
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A pair of Scottish George III painted and needlework upholstered bowed sofas probably decorated by Lady Jane Stuart, late 18th century and again in 1818 by Robert Buchan

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Sold
12,500 GBP
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Description

  • beech, brass
each currently covered in flower sprigged needlework, the rails painted with wheat ears and paterae, on six turned tapering legs, ending in brass caps and castors. One with a printed label for 'Whytock and Reid, Edinburgh', restorations

Provenance

Possibly Sir John Stuart, formerly Belsches (1752-1821) whose wife Lady Jane Stuart (1753-1829), according to family tradition, painted the foliate panels;
Partially redecorated in 1818 for Sir William Forbes, 7th Bt. (1773-1828), see the footnote to the chairs ensuite in the previous lot
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