This settee was recovered for Queen Victoria's visit to Wimpole Hall in 1844. During the twentieth-century the settee was brought back to Cornwall and placed in the Drawing Room where family dogs whiled away the long summer afternoons -clearly having no respects for the royal connection.
One of a pair of early 18th Century walnut framed settees with shaped backs and scrolled ends; on six legs deeply carved with acanthus and terminating in hair claw feet. Each settee with two cushions with tassels. Believed to have been recovered for Queen Victoria's visit to Wimpole 1844.
This pair of settees was given to the National Trust with the house by The Hon. Gerald Agar-Robartes, 7th Viscount Clifden, who had brought them to Lanhydrock when he sold Wimpole in the 1930's.