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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

    A GEORGE II OAK WING ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1740, NORTH COUNTRY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II OAK WING ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1740, NORTH COUNTRY
    With arched panel back, flattened arms and rope seat
    45¼ in. (115 cm.) high; 29 in. (73 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    Sometimes referred to as a 'lambing' chair, which is probably based on a Romantic notion rather than on fact, this distinctive type of armchair with wings is peculiar to Lancashire and Yorkshire. They were almost certainly intended as comfortable fireside chairs for the head of the household.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by Roger Warner in Skipton, Yorkshire on 5 March 1963.


    Literature

    Dr. B. Cotton, The English Regional Chair, Woodbridge, 1990, p.435, fig. NW432.


    Exhibited

    'Common Furniture', A Loan Exhibition, Temple Newsam, Leeds, 19 August- 18 September 1982, item 17.