A pair of George IV carved giltwood sofas, in the manner of Marsh & Tatam, circa 1825.

The rectangular backs, scrolled arms and seats covered in silk damask.

The frames panelled and carved with oak leaves and with oak leaf, acanthus leaf and scroll-carved arm supports.

The cabriole legs carved at the knees with cabochons and on claw and ball feet, 239cm.

The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Red Drawing Room… A massive ornamental gilt frame sofa with squab, 3 back cushions, 2 bolsters and 2 pillows in crimson striped Tabouret.’


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