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A Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee, England, third quarter, 19th century


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The mahogany in this settee has a beautiful, mellow, and inviting tone.  It has the feel of (and is) a solid and substantial piece. The rear legs have that typical English splay to the bottom of each leg.  This settee has all the bells and whistles, including beautiful carved shells on the knees of each of the front three legs, and if that were not enough, carving on the pad foot.  Also note the shells in between the front legs on the seat rail, as well as on the crest rail of each seat, and there is carving on the top of each arm and at the edge of the backsplats.

This piece is in absolutely fine condition, with no breaks or alterations whatsoever. In England, it seems that many 18th century designs were constructed straight through the 19th century, as these pieces were very popular and continued being made.

Height: 40 1/2 in.   Width: 52 3/4 in.  Depth: 24 1/2 in.
$12,000