circa 1825 - 1835
Having acanthus leaf wrapped carved scroll ends, the top rail features a shaped foliate double scroll with central carved anthemion, above a padded back and cushioned seat. The Grecian urn-shaped padded arm supports rest on square plinths, with recessed foliate carvings, raised on four tapering feet, with Roman swag carvings to the tops above a foliate carved foot terminating on the original brass castors.
John Taylor traded from Bedford Crescent, Covent Garden, London, as an upholsterer and furniture designer (1821-1829). He was, at one time, employed by the Royal Cabinet Maker George Oakley.
Taylor had several designs of sofas and chairs published in Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' between 1821-1824. This piece corresponds to one of his designs, a 'Dress Sofa', published in the aforementioned work.
Excellent, recently re-upholstered.
This design corresponds to a design by John Taylor, a Covent Garden upholsterer whose design, a 'Dress Sofa', was published in R. Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' 1821 (P. Agius, Ackermann's Regency Furniture and Interiors, Marlborough, 1984, p. 132, pl. 116).
Height 109.00cm (42.91 inches)
Width 223.00cm (87.8 inches)
Depth 67.00cm (26.38 inches)
Stock No: 11179