Seeing Double: A George II Walnut Double Back Settee

A George II Walnut Settee Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A George II Walnut Settee Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

We are delighted to share this magnificent George II walnut double back settee.  The back features two vase shaped splats and shepherds crook arms.  The settee stands on a shaped seat frame with three cabriole front legs headed by carved shell and husk decoration, terminating in ball and claw feet, with three splayed rear legs.

A George II Walnut Settee Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A George II Walnut Settee Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

This form of settee with the back featuring two splats became popular in the early 18th century.  Many times the design of the backs follow the patterns used for chairs and are repeated, often made en suite with chairs of the same design.

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