Pair William & Mary Japanned Benches
Each with a rectangular seat covered in colorful floral needlework (French 2nd quarter 18th century), on faceted legs with "mushroom" cappings, and elaborately carved and pierced scrolled stretchers, Decoration refreshed. English circa 1690
Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Judge Irwin Untermeyer, 1973.
Height: 15" Width: 21 1/2" Depth: 17 1/2"
A nearly identical model in carved walnut is illustrated in "The Dictionary of English Furniture," revised edition, 1954 by Ralph Edwards, volume 3, page 173, figure 31, then in the collection of Lady Asheton-Smith.
William IV Period Solid Mahogany Paneled Back Settee
Fine William IV Period Solid Mahogany Paneled Back Settee, the back having five figured shaped rectangular mahogany inset panels with anthemion carved posts and plank arms with barrel turned uprights, on ring turned tapering front legs. English circa 1840
Height: 38 1/2" Length: 60" Depth: 21 3/4"