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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 638

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE NEEDLEWORK LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE NEEDLEWORK LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The waved toprail above a pierced splat with scrolls and foliage, the with outswept scrolled arms, the padded seat with associated close-nailed needlework with the Fitzgerald armorial and motto 'Fortis et fidelis', on cabriole legs headed by carved foliage, joined by stretchers, on claw-and-ball feet
    37½ in. (95.5 cm.) high; 26¼ in. (67 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep


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    The armorial on the seat is for Sir Augustine Fitzgerald (d. 1837), of Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare who in 1821 was granted a baronetcy. The baronet's insignia does not feature on this armorial, which provides a terminus ante quem for its date of manufacture. The baronetcy became extinct on the demise of the fifth baronet in 1908.

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    Provenance

    The needlework: Sir Augustine Fitzgerald (d. 1834), Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, before 1821.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF JAMES THURSBY PELHAM
    (LOTS 630-644)