• 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 55

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1760
    The serpentine rectangular padded back, arms and seat covered in blue/grey floral damask, with channel-scrolled arms and cabriole legs with scrolled feet, partially re-railed, restorations


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    The picturesque reed-banded chair-frame, elegantly serpentined with cupid-bow rail and truss-scrolled legs terminating in waved volutes, relates in particular to Robert Manwaring's French Elbow Chair pattern issued in The Chair-Makers Real Friend and Companion,1765 (pl.21). This pattern was adopted for mahogany chairs supplied at this period for Hackwood House, Wiltshire and Tabley House, Cheshire (see a pair of armchairs sold Christies 8 July 1999 lot 59; and H.A. Tipping, Tabley House in English Homes, period VI, vol. I, 1926, p.37). A pair of giltwood armchairs on this pattern were sold Sothebys, London, 17 November 1995 lot 55.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd, Wigmore Street, London 31 october 1949 for £64.