• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    A GEORGE III CREAM-PAINTED BEECH ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III CREAM-PAINTED BEECH ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1780
    The oval fluted back, scrolled arms and serpentine seat with caned panels and green watered silk squab cushion on square tapering fluted legs


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    The French-fashioned cabriolet caned chair, with light antique-fluted frame embellished with sunflowered tablets, reflects the influence in the 1780s of Paris-trained chair-makers like François Herv (d.1796), who is likely to have executed the related chairs with Roman-medallioned backs at Heveningham House, Suffolk (see C. Hussey, Mid Georgian English Country Houses, London, 1956,p.170).

    Closely related chairs with gilt-wood frames are at Badminton House, Gloucestershire (Christies Furniture Department archives).

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    Provenance

    Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd., Wigmore Street, London November 1950 for £5.