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A pair of 18th century carved wooden swags

A pair of 18th century carved wooden swags, with festoons of flowers, fruits and foliage descending from the heads of putti, attributed to John Boson.

English, c. 1730
Deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

John Boson was an early 18th century cabinet-maker and carver, closely associated with William Kent. Boson worked on the decorative schemes for numerous significant buildings and projects, including Chiswick House, St George's Bloomsbury, East India House, Cliveden and Kew Palace. It is said that if he had not died at such a relatively young age, then his place would have been assured in the history of furniture making in the United Kingdom.

These pieces are most likely to have a domestic provenance.

Height: 88cm
Width: 22cm
Depth: 10cm

Price: £10,800

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