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A George III polychrome and cream painted three-seat sofa, late 18th century

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from the Estate of Philip Astley-Jones

A George III polychrome and cream painted three-seat sofa, late 18th century

A George III polychrome and cream painted three-seat sofa, late 18th century

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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Property from the Estate of Philip Astley-Jones

A George III polychrome and cream painted three-seat sofa, late 18th century


the shaped and serpentine frame painted with a border of oak leaves and rosettes, on turned tapering legs with brass castors, covered in pale green linen with a buttoned seat

202cm. long; 6ft. 7½in.

An attractive sofa in overall reasonable conserved condition, frame and paintwork with typical chips, scuffs and scratches, and also some separations to joints and notable losses to feet. Decoration appears to be very original, although evidence of retouching here and there. Upholstery is in reasonable condition and would benefit from a clean, no tears or splits. Rear back leg has come off recently and has been re-attached. Castors probably replaced. Some rebuilding to shaped rail of each return. A smart thing.


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The Collection of Merle Oberon, sold Sotheby's Los Angeles, 19-20 November 1973;
Acquired from Rolleston Antiques, London, 2008.