This neo-classical scrolled-armed window seat was part of the original suite of furniture designed and made for the library at Kenwood.
Window seat by Robert Adam, c. 1768
- Lime, beech & silk damask
- 66.2 x 139.7 x 45.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £25,000)
- Acquired in:
- Yew Tree Antiques
There were originally three window seats in the Library which were designed en suite with the scroll sofas in the mirror recesses opposite. They remained at Kenwood until the auction of 1922. It is the second of the window seats to return to Kenwood and will join other Adam furniture within the Adam Library, as well as Lord Mansfields writing desk.
Commissioned by 1st Earl of Mansfield for Kenwood House; by descent; C.B.King Ltd, London, 1922; ...; Lincoln Antiques Fair, 2009; Yew Tree House Antiques, New York. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.
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