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A George III giltwood sofa by B. Harmer, circa 1785

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

A George III giltwood sofa by B. Harmer, circa 1785

A George III giltwood sofa by B. Harmer, circa 1785

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

20,160

GBP

A George III giltwood sofa by B. Harmer

circa 1785


of camel-back form with a shaped seat, the outscrolled armrests and seat rails inset with carton-pierre paterae and guilloche borders, on fluted tapering legs with leather barrel-castors, covered in red silk, the back rail stamped B.HARMER, re-gilt, en suite with previous lot

240cm. wide; 7ft. 10 1/2 in.

Generally in good conserved condition. Minor chips and losses to gilt gesso and giltwood surface. Re-gilt and with consolidated splits at some sites of movement to joints. Two notable losses to gilt gesso to the reverse of top rail of back rest. One castor to back right leg proper is detached and will need workshop attention. Silk damask upholstery in good condition. A very elegant shape.


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Almost certainly supplied to James Milnes, MP (d. 1805) for Thornes House, Wakefield;
Benjamin Gaskell, MP (d.1856) who inherited Thornes House in 1805;
thence by descent until sold Christie's London, 17 May 2017, lot 75.
On loan with the National Trust at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire from 2011-2017.