Settee (Confidante) (part of a set)


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This type of sofa originated in mid-eighteenth-century France. George Hepplewhite illustrated a similar confidante in the 1788 edition of his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, where he stated in the caption that "an elegant drawing room…is scarce complete with a confidante." Formerly at the Morant family seat at Brokenhurst Park, Hampshire.

Settee (Confidante) (part of a set), Beechwood, gilt; silk moiré upholstery not original to the frame, British

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