A pair of George III settees,
each later painted grey by Sibyl Colefax, with traces of the original gilding beneath, the frames with moulded and beaded decoration, raised on turned tapering and fluted front legs and brass castors, with later floral silk upholstery,
84cm high (2)
Provenance: The property of the Trustees of the late 7th Marquess Townshend, Raynham Hall, Norfolk;
almost certainly acquired by George, 1st Marquess Townshend (d.1807) Raynham Hall, Norfolk,
and thence by descent to his son, George, 2nd Marquess Townshend (d.1811), recorded in an inventory of 1811,
and thence by descent to Captain John Townshend RN, MP between 1847-55 and later, 4th Marquess Townshend (after 1856),
and thence by descent to the 8th Marquess Townshend at Raynham Hall.
Literature: C Latham, 'In English Homes', vol III, London, 1909, pp.106,
C Hussey, 'Raynham Hall, Norfolk I, The Seat of the Marquess Townshend', Country Life, 14 November 1925, p.747, fig. 11,
C Hussey, 'Raynham Hall II, Norfolk, The Seat of the Marquess Townshend', Country Life, 21 November 1925, p.784, fig.5.
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Sold for £7,500
Actually 198cm long (not as detailed in error in the catalogue). Please see additional photos of lots 87 & 88.
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