Description & Technical information

A pair of George II mahogany hall benches.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 50 x 171 x 66 cm (19⁵/₈ x 67³/₈ x 26 inches)
Provenance: Commissioned by John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland, for the Saloon at Mereworth Castle, Kent, England.
The Barons Oranmore and Brown, Mereworth Castle, Kent, England, until the sale of the house in 1930.
Private collection, England.
Literature: Margaret Jourdain and R. Timewell, ‘Furniture at Mereworth in the collection of the Hon. Peter Beatty’, Apollo, between 1945 and 1954, pp. 173-5.
‘Mereworth Castle near Maidstone, Kent, The residence of Mr. Michael and Lady Anne Tree’, (no author name), Antique Collector, October 1954, pp. 173-81.
H. Avray Tipping, English Homes, Period V, vol. 1, ‘Early Georgian 1714-1760’, 1921, p. 51, fig. 66; p. 53, fig. 68.

Categories: Furniture