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Description

Sofa or settee, giltwood with serpentine back centred on a stylised palm flower issuing scrolls and husks, upholstered back, arms and seat, designed and made for John Spencer, later 1st Earl Spencer, for the Palm Room at Spencer House, St James's Place, London: British, London, probably designed by John Vardy, probably made by John Gordon, c. 1758

Museum reference

K.2012.27

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Sofa, Settee

Production information

Vardy, John, 1718 - 1765, Probable designer
London, England, EUROPE
Gordon, John, 1748 (fl.) - 1777 (d.), Probable maker
London, England, EUROPE

Date

c. 1758

Materials

Softwood, Gilt, Textile

Physical description

Softwood, gilt, textile

Associations

Previous owner: John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer, 1734 - 1783
Spencer House, St James's Palace, London, England, EUROPE

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/art-and-design/spencer-house-sofa

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
Art, Design And Fashion, Art Of Living

Credit

Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to National Museums Scotland, 2012

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