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The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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A George II mahogany sofa, probably Irish, mid-18th century
the shaped rectangular padded back with eagle-head terminals to the arms on shell-capped cabriole legs and pad feet
135cm. wide, 4ft. 5in.
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來源

The Property of a Gentleman, Christie's London, 6 July 2000, lot 34

相關資料

The shell-carved knee and eagle-headed terminals to the armrests on the present sofa achieved near universal popularity in the second quarter of the 18th century. A result of the gradual evolution in furniture design these motifs are imbued with neo-paladian symbolism. The eagle head is symbolic of Jupiter, supreme ruler of gods and mortals, whilst the shell is emblematic of Venus, goddess of love and beauty. For a related sofa in walnut, with similar eagle-headed terminals, see that offered Sotheby's New York, 5 April 2006, lot 417.

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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