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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    A GEORGE III ELM, WALNUT AND CHERRY HIGH-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1760, THAMES VALLEY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III ELM, WALNUT AND CHERRY HIGH-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1760, THAMES VALLEY
    With earred toprail, solid splat and cabriole legs
    42½ in. (108 cm.) high, the seat 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) wide, 15½. in. (39 cm.) deep, 17 in. (44 cm.) high


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    This classic design of Windsor chair is known to have been made by a number of highly-regarded makers in the Thames Valley region including Richard Hewitt (fl.1777) and John Pitt (fl.1759), both from Slough, and are characterised by the use of the cabriole leg and the variety of indigenous timbers.

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    Provenance

    The Yates family, The George & Dragon Hotel, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
    Purchased by Roger Warner on 20 September 1957.