Five-Piece Empire-Style Mahogany Parlor Suite, early 20th century, comprised of a settee, h. 36", w. 47", d. 24", two armchairs, h. 34-1/2", and two sidechairs, h. 36", all with rounded cornices with floral inlay, the settee and armchairs with downswept arms joined by winged lion-head uprights to the padded seat, all raised on sabre legs ending in ormolu paws.
The velvet covering is clean and tight, but old and sun-faded. One sidechair is missing a front foot mount. Otherwise brass mounts in good condition with light patination. Finish overall in good condition. There are scattered minor scuff marks to back legs. The sofa and tub chairs are structurally sound; the sidechairs need re-gluing. There is some wear, dings, dents, etc., to the tops of the arms of the sofa and chairs commensurate with age. There is also some sun-fading and tiny veneer losses along crests and arm tops.