A Waring & Gillow display suite
Lot 563
A Waring & Gillow display suite
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,560) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Waring & Gillow display suite
The sofa with serpentine backrail, the scrolled arms terminating in carved birds heads, the upholstered tapestry seat with beaded ornament above three front legs carved with lions head mask and leaves, terminating in carved paw feet, 130cm wide x 64cm deep x 94cm high, together with two later chairs of identical design, 94cm high (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: by family repute, the sofa was displayed by Gillows at the Great Exhibition as part of a display suite. Waring & Gillow Ltd were commissioned to make the two matching armchairs by the family in the mid-20th century.

Saleroom notices

  • The exhibition referred to in footnotes has not been identified but is believed to have been in the early 20th Century, possibly, therefore, the British Empire Exhibition of 1924-5.
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