A rare and important early 18th century parcel gilt carved walnut settee, the rectangular stuffed back, outswept arms and loose seat cushion upholstered in splendid  mid 18th century floral French needlework worked in extended and restored gros point depicting carnations, tulips, roses, lillies and exotic flowers, the three front cabriole legs headed by foliate carved cabriole legs with gilt cartouche containing an acanthus spray against a pounced ground to the knee above a square gadrooned ring terminating in paw feet with conforming swept back legs.

Literature: M. Harris & Sons, Old English Furniture, Designers and Craftsmen, p. 58, London, 1934.


  • Provenance

    Possibly made for William Wyndham Esq. (1697-1762) for Donhead Hall, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.
    With Moss Harris & Sons Ltd, London before 1935.
    Private collection.


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