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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 651

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The scrolled dished toprail above a baluster splat with ring-turned spindle supports, above a dished seat, with outswept scrolled arms, on cabriole legs and pad feet
    39¾ in. (101 cm.) high; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    This large armchair is nearly identical to one sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 23 November 2006, lot 150 (£36,000). Another closely related armchair, though with inverted central section to the lower part of the splat, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 22 April 2004, lot 29 (£45,410). This chair design relates to a 1750's 'Slough' or 'Windsor' chair by Richard Hewett discussed in Nancy Goyne Evans 'A History and Background of English Windsor Furniture', Furniture History, 1979, pp. 24-53, pl. 84.

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