Hepplewhite Inlaid Satinwood Canapé, England circa 1810
ENGLISH HEPPLEWHITE INLAID SATINWOOD CANAPÉ
With fine bellflower inlays along tapered legs; circa 1810
Item # 801XBP27A
This is a very striking Hepplewhite period canapé crafted in England during the first quarter of the 19th century. The form of the body is particularly attractive with fully upholstered arms that curve inward and upward to give definition to the hand terminals, the curved back giving the impression of wrapping around those resting on the sofa. It has a gentle curved back with sharper slope in the shoulders, the seating remaining comfortable though the upholstery must be changed (we have opted to leave the upholstery as-is so that it can be priced more competitively and the buyer can arrange to have it reupholstered in fabrics that will best suit the interior - we can also have it shipped directly to your upholsterer upon request). The legs are just gorgeous, each joining into the frame with a thick glued tenon; all legs are original, two with repairs (one a modern repair with an L-bracket and two screws). These are crafted out of a vibrant satinwood with inlaid bellflowers under curving inlaid ribbons, each tapering and terimating in original brass castors.
It is such an attractive and well thought out design: the austerity melds beautifully with a more modern interior, while the classical form and gorgeous early patina allow it to lend the room a depth that only comes from a pure historical object.
Measurements: 72 1/4” W x 30 3/4” D x 34 3/4” H, 17” H to seat
Upholstery in poor condition and must be changed. Repairs to original legs, one with a modern L-bracket and screws. Original castors, age appropriate wear to finish of legs.