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Lenygon & Morant: A Queen Anne Style Giltwood Sofa
England, circa 1880

A magnificent giltwood upholstered settee, almost certainly by Lenygon & Morant, in the Queen Anne style, beautifully upholstered in slate grey velvet.

Lenygon & Morant
Lenygon & Morant were the leading cabinetmakers of the Edwardian age who specialised in creating furniture that evoked the Queen Anne and William & Mary taste.  In 1904 Francis H. Lenygon founded Lenygon & Co, and in 1909 he merged his business with the upholstery firm Morant & Co. and took up at 31 Old Burlington Street. In the same year, the publication 'The Decoration and Furniture of English Mansions during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries' by Margaret Jourdain came out, and the book featured a series of illustrations showing a number of pieces acquired by the firm in situ at their Burlington Street studio. Lenygon made a name for himself by acquiring complete period rooms, including a Dutch Painted Room from Groningen, Holland and others, which were described as ‘the most interesting and important complete room[s] – both historically and artistically – which has ever been exhibited (Lenygon & Morant, Description of the Painted Room in the Collection of Messrs Lenygon & Co. Ltd, 1910).

The firm received commissions by a number of prominent patrons, including the Royal family, and the firm held royal warrants under four kings: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and George VI. They succeeded in creating a great deal of furniture reproduced in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century taste.

Height 117.00cm (46.06 inches)
Width 220.00cm (86.61 inches)
Depth 85.00cm (33.46 inches)

Reference - K07.69