• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    A CHARLES II CHERRY ARMCHAIR

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II CHERRY ARMCHAIR
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The back-panel within a moulded frame and below a shaped crest, on ring-turned legs with square stretchers, replaced seat
    41 in. (104 cm.) high; the seat 17 in. (43 cm.) high, 21½ in. (55 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep


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    The use of solid cherry for an entire chair is most unusual at this period. Sutton Place is a Tudor manor house built in 1530 for Sir Richard Weston.

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    Provenance

    Sutton Place, Surrey.
    The Age of Oak and Walnut, Sotheby's London, 14 September 2005, lot 138.