Lot 1082

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Baltimore Classical carved mahogany sofa of rare form, attributed to the workshop of William Camp circa 1815, with sweeping reeded crestrail above fully upholstered back and seat, heavily reeded seatrail extending into scroll arms terminating in carved rosettes, supported on foliate-carved saber legs, feet fitted with recumbant-lion cups and casters; upholstered with Clarence House sateen and silk tapes.
BH31 3/8" SH18 1/2" W95" D26 1/8"

Provenance: Property of a Southern gentleman's private collection, Charleston, South Carolina.

Literature: For examples of William Camp recamiers with identical classical reeding, carved rosettes and acanthus-carved legs as exhibited on this sofa.
Weidman, Gregory R. CLASSICAL MARYLAND 1815-1845 FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1993. p. 111.
Weidman, Gregory R. FURNITURE IN MARYLAND 1740 - 1940. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1984, pp. 164-5.

Other Notes: Sofa design based on a plate from Thomas Sheraton's Upholstery Guide.

  • Refinished; new upholstery; both front legs repaired and reinforced with metal braces behind legs; very good overall condition with minor imperfections.

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December 5, 2010 1:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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