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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINDSOR ARMCHAIR

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINDSOR ARMCHAIR
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    With an arched back and two rows of turned baluster spindles above serpentine arms and solid seat on cabriole legs with pad feet, with a squab cushion
    36 in. (92 cm.) high; 29 in. (74 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep


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    This Doric patterned hall chair, with pillared triumphal arches, was conceived in the George II 'Roman' fashion follows the pattern of robust hall chairs that were supplied to Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (d.1759) for the South Hall, beneath the temple-pedimented portico, of Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Today some of the Holkham chairs are displayed in its Marble Hall (L. Schmidt et al, Holkham, Munich, 2005, plate II, p. 23).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF ASPINALLS, MAYFAIR