Impressive early C19th Italian neoclassical settee / sofa; having original giltwood and painted decoration; the padded upholstered back in a moulded frame with classical giltwood embellishments of hare bells and foliate designs; the corners with raised carved anthemion. The swept arms on scrolled supports with fantastic carved gilt lion heads having an unusual expression. The upholstered padded seat on a shallow seat frame with gilt stiff leaf mouldings. Raised on square tapering legs headed with flower head paterae and terminating in carved lion paw feet. Newly upholstered in greige fabric.
Italian circa 1820
Good original sound condition commensurate of age and use
Dimensions (ins) 71.5 wide x 27.5 deep x 43 high; seat height 17.5