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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 182

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY RECLINING ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1820

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    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY RECLINING ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1820
    The curved back with a panelled top rail and carved with acanthus, lotus leaves and rosettes on the outer sides of the ears, the part-padded arms with scrolled foliate terminals and with a brass arm supporting a ratcheted mahogany bookrest, above a buttoned tan leather-upholstered seat, with a moulded front rail concealing a hinged footrest and beaded panelled blocks, on turned and acanthus carved legs with brass caps and castors.
    46½ in. (118 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 33 in. (84 cm.) deep


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    The patent for an 'Improved Recumbent Chair' was granted in 1827 to Robert Daws of 17 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, London, and while designs of the same general form were published more widely, the rich Grecian-scrolled arms of this impressive reclining armchair relate most closely to designs published in 1835 in Thomas King's The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified.

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