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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY 'DESK' ARMCHAIR

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY 'DESK' ARMCHAIR
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The yoke-shaped back with two sets of twin arched splats above a padded seat covered in russet suede, on cabriole legs and pad feet, minor restorations
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep


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    A closely related chair was supplied to Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (d. 1782), for Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire and passed by descent at Wentworth to his nephew, William, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (d. 1833) and by descent until sold by the late Olive, Countess of Fitzwilliam, 'Wentworth', Christie's, London, 8 July 1998, lot 23 (£27,600). A set of dining-chairs formerly at Wentworth Woodhouse and later moved to Coollattin, Co. Wicklow (listed in Christie's house sale catalogue, 26 September 1977, lot 99, but sold privately), feature an almost identical leg pattern and a more elaborate arched splat design (it is pierced). The set of chairs was illustrated in Wentworth Woodhouse in Country Life in 1924.

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