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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 326

    A GEORGE II WALNUT LIBRARY ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1745

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II WALNUT LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1745
    With a padded back and seat, moulded downcurved arms and scrolled strapwork-carved cabriole legs with pad feet


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    This Library armchair is en suite with a pair - still retaining their original leather - sold by The late Major James Windham Meade, Earsham Hall, Bungay, Norfolk, Christie's, 11 April 1985, lot 69.

    Although parts of Earsham Hall date back to the 15th Century, the Queen Anne house was rebuilt by John Buxton (d. 1729) between 1704 and 1708. In 1720 Buxton sold Earsham to the politician, William Windham (d. 1730), a member of the powerful Felbrigg family of Norfolk, whose principal seat the house then became. Much of the contents of Earsham was sold in 1949.

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    Provenance

    Possibly supplied to the Windham family for Earsham Hall, Norfolk.
    Acquired from Christopher Gibbs, 19 October 1983.