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A pair of George II mahogany hall benches, circa 1740

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July 6, 02:09 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details


A pair of George II mahogany hall benches

circa 1740

each solid mahogany top of gentle concave outline over a Vitruvian scrolled frieze on bold cabriole legs and pad feet

50cm. high, 171cm. wide, 66cm. deep; 1ft. 7 3/4in., 5ft. 7 1/4in., 2ft. 2in.

Commissioned by John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland (1685-1762), for the Saloon at Mereworth Castle, Kent, England;
The Barons Oranmore and Brown, Mereworth Castle, Kent, England, until the sale of the house in 1930;
Private collection, England.
H. Avray Tipping, English Homes, Period V, vol. 1, ‘Early Georgian 1714-1760’, 1921, p. 51, fig. 66; p. 53, fig. 68.
Margaret Jourdain and R. Timewell, ‘Furniture at Mereworth in the collection of the Hon. Peter Beatty’, Apollo, between 1945 and 1954, pp. 173-5.
‘Mereworth Castle near Maidstone, Kent, The residence of Mr. Michael and Lady Anne Tree’, (no author name), Antique Collector, October 1954, pp. 173-81.