RARE ANTIQUE REGENCY CAMPAIGN SOFA BY MORGAN & SANDERS
A rare Regency campaign sofa to a design by ‘Morgan and Sanders’ of London, the mahogany show-wood frame reeded overall, the ends with most unusual lyre end supports, with ebony veneered and brass inlaid simulated strings, raised on turned legs to brass castors, the whole sofa separating into transportable sections.
Morgan and Sanders were leading London manufacturers of ‘campaign’ furniture in the late 18th and early 19th century. Holding several patents for campaign and metamorphic furniture and supplying furniture to the Royal household.
Campaign furniture was on the whole of simple, practical design with the ability to be dismantled for ease of shipment to various theatres of war or empire. However examples of very elaborate and formal furniture are recorded and were more likely to have been supplied for use by high ranking officers or diplomats stationed overseas. This sofa with its elaborate lyre ends, falls into this latter category.