Stock Code: 2530
Description: A fine George III Regency period mahogany hall settee attributed to Marsh & Tatham. The piece with fine figuring and patina throughout. The back of serpentine shape with inset central rondel with carved crest above and flanked with carved engaged spirals. The seat with inset frieze panel and prominent raised rounded and fluted arm rests, each centred by a turned and applied roundel. The settee is supported on tapering fluted legs and terminates in spade feet. The piece is of extremely high quality throughout and is a design classic from this period.
Further Information: The design and ornament of this piece, based on designs popularised by C. Percier and P. Fontaine’s, Receuil de decorations Interieuses, 1801 and promoted by the connoisseur Thomas Hope, author of a guide-book to his London mansion/museum entitled Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807. This design of this particular piece was popularised by a partnership between William Marsh (active 1775-1810) and Thomas Tatham (1763-1818) of a very successful firm of cabinetmakers and upholsterers based in Mount Street, Mayfair (subsequently Tatham, Bailey & Sanders). They carried out major commissions for the Prince of Wales at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, among many other important clients. This settee was a design central to their style of this period and is almost certainly made by them.
Condition: Excellent. Minor old restorations, waxing.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, Regency, circa 1815
Provenance: Private collection New York, USA
Maker: Attributed to Marsh & tatham
Dimensions: Height 31.00 inches (78.74cm) Width 60.00 inches (152.40cm) Depth 14.50 inches (36.83cm)