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Regency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood SetteeRegency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood Settee

Regency period painted, gilt and simulated rosewood settee. The scrolled arms with lion head masks, with the frame decorated with scrolling acanthus and harebells, all surmounting gilt winged lion’s paw feet. The settee exhibits design motifs in the antiquarian taste favored by such Regency period designers as Thomas Hope and George Smith, who found inspiration in the victory of Admiral Nelson and the Battle of the Nile. Napoleon’s occupation of the Nile valley and his subsequent defeats of the French fleet by Nelson brought increased awareness of the ancient world and its design motifs, which then became extremely fashionable in France and England.

Literature: Thomas Hope, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, cf. plates XXIX,

George Smith, Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, plate 65

ITEM ID
AF16012
DEPTH
24.5" (62 cm)
HEIGHT
35" (89 cm)
AGE
19th Century
ROOM
guest bedroom, living room, master bedroom
STYLE
Regency
WIDTH
77" (196 cm)
TYPE
Antique

Chappell & McCullar

Michael James Chappell
600 West Shaw, suite 160
Fresno
CA 93704
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    Regency Period Painted, Gilt and Simulated Rosewood Settee

    $48,000