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A set of gilt-mahogany seat furniture, comprising a sofa and ten armchairs, George III, circa 1780.

The chairs and sofa have upholstered, curved rectangular backs and seats with leaf-carved and moulded down-curved padded arms and guilloche-carved rails; the fluted turned tapering legs have waterleaf capitals and paterae headers. Most of the set has been regilded.
The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: “the picture room….10 chairs in carv’d and guilt frames, covered with Blue damask”.

REFERENCE: FUR0115

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