• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 165

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY READING CHAIR

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY READING CHAIR
    CIRCA 1780
    With swiveling and ratcheted flap above a pierced back and shaped seat, lacking upholstery, on turned legs with brass caps and castors
    31 in. (79 cm.) high; 21¾ in. (56 cm.) wide


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Thomas Sheraton noted about a related library chair pattern that it was 'intended to make the exercise of reading easy' (T. Sheraton, The Cabinet Dictionary, London, 1803, pl. 5). The pattern was later adopted by the Strand cabinet-makers, Messrs. Morgan and Sanders (R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, September 1810, pl. 19), by whom it was described as one of 'the most convenient and comfortable library chairs perhaps ever completed' (P. Agius, Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors, London, 1984, p. 54).

    Special Notice

    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.