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Date: Late 1700s
Location: Yellow Drawing Room
One of a pair of humpback settees by Thomas Chippendale with padded backs and seats covered in pink velvet, the moulded frames carved with berried foliage on tapering fluted legs.
Made en suite with a set of ten chairs in 1775, the settees were originally japanned yellow and white and covered in yellow damask, and later reupholstered. One sofa was supplied at the same time as the chairs and described as “A large Sofa very neatly Carved and Japann’d to match the Chairs stuft, covered and finished in the same manner, with a full bordered Hair Squab and 2 fine downe Bolsters covered do . . . £23 – -“.