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A George II carved mahogany and parcel gilt settee

This settee forms part of a suite of seat furniture comprising six armchairs and two settees originally commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven for his seat at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. Today the other settee and four armchairs form part of the English furniture collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, whilst the remaining two armchairs are in a private collection in the USA.

The back was reduced in height at one stage and has now been reinstated to its original height. The cabochon ruffles to the lower back have been reinstated.

Literature: Yvonne Hackenbroch, ‘English Furniture With Some Furniture of Other Countries in The Irwin Untermyer Collection’, 1958, p. 31, figs. 14-7, pls. 116-20.
Nicholas Goodison and Robin Kern, ‘Hotspur - Eighty Years of Antiques Dealing’, 2004, pp. 134-5, no. 7.
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, Wolfram Koeppe and William Rieder, ‘European Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, 2006, pp. 124-7, no. 48, figs. 75 & 76.


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  • Provenance

    Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England;
    Commissioned by Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven;
    Thence by descent to his son Robert Bertie, 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven;
    The Earls of Chesterfield;
    Sold by Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., 22-24 November 1950;
    Private collection, New York, USA.


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