Lot 170

IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS CIRCA 1840, A PAIR OF SHAPED GILT-FRAMED SOFAS (2)

With double spoonback, on lion monopodia supports 150cm wide; 102cm high

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
Hammer price: £5,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Condition report: 

Various chips and scuffs  the gilding, mostly to the high points and extremities, such as the paw feet, curl of the acanthus and lion’s ears, together with the edges and and top rails. Please see images on www.bellmans.co.uk

Reupholstered at some point. 

One with loose edging to the back. 

Dirt and dust to the upholstery. 

Some minor shrinkage to joints as to be expected. 

Very small worm holes in the odd area to the beech seat rails, apparently inactive. 

The crests are joined to the rails with a tenon - a little movement when pushed. 

Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 

Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

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