A George III giltwood sofa
Lot 99
A George III giltwood sofa in the manner of Gillows
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,280) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III giltwood sofa
in the manner of Gillows
The rectangular padded back within a moulded frame, the leaf decorated and moulded downswept arms with partial padding terminating in volutes, the seat now sprung and above four stiff-leaf carved and fluted turned legs with leather and brass castors, the corresponding rear legs of similar plain form, 212cm wide, 77cm deep, 100cm high (83" wide, 30" deep, 39" high).

Footnotes

  • The above lot displays certain features of Gillow seat furniture from the late 18th century including the use of stiff leaf carving to the tops of the legs which are in turn surmounted by paterae and acanthus leaves running up the terminus of the uprights supporting the arms, see a design for a small sofa dated 18th August 1787 for Mrs Henry Rawlinson, reproduced in L.Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Herts, 1995, pl.290.
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