Lot 124
Irish George II Shell Carved Triple Back Settee
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1740, mahogany, figured mahogany veneers, having a triple curved back splat, each splat surmounted by a relief carved shell, the shaped arms terminate in an eagle's head which is distinguished by a pronounced beak, shaped slip seat, the burled veneer of the conforming rail is detailed with an applied shell. The settee is a six leg form, each of the four front legs of cabriole form with relief carved shell, terminating in a raised spade foot.

39 x 61 x 18 in.

Craig and Tarlton, Inc., Raleigh, NC
The Collection of Mr. Edward Greene and Richard LaCere, proprietors of The Christmas Shop, Manteo, NC

Some minor veneer patches, professionally done, to back splats; left arm with break and repair at joint to stile; later supports to the back; some veneer losses and professional repairs to the seat rail.

$6,000 - 9,000