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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIR
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The arched rectangular padded back, seat and arms covered in crimson cotton, the frame carved with husks and inverted hearts filled with palmettes, the stop-fluted baluster arms supports on fluted tapering legs headed by sunk panels with paterae, regilt, with batten carrying-holes
    36½ in. (92.5 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    This French-fashioned 'cabriolet' chair with Pompeian pillared arms was popularised by Thomas Sheraton in his The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793; and features in a contemporary sketch in the archives of Messrs Gillow of London and Lancaster (see S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 2 vols., Woodbridge, 2008, pl. 165). The journeyman brand of B. Harmer, who is thought to have been in the employ of Messrs Marsh and Tatham, features on chairs of related form (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 257, fig. 471).

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