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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 88

    A GLOUCESTERSHIRE OAK AND PARCEL GILT ARMCHAIR

    EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    A GLOUCESTERSHIRE OAK AND PARCEL GILT ARMCHAIR
    EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With foliate and scroll carved arcaded panelled back, flanked by figures and outer scroll ears, all below a crest rail of a pair of dragon like creatures, flanking an oval with initials 'CW', each arm support also initialled 'CW', the frieze rails to the seat with cable decoration
    44 in. (112 cm.) high; 23 in. (58 cm.) wide; the seat 15 in. (38 cm.) deep; 18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    A very closely similar chair was sold in Selected Items from Cold Overton Hall, Sotheby's, 10th October 1986, lot 144.

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    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

    On loan to Montacute House, Somerset.
    Ludlow Antique Auctions, 14th September 1993, lot 274


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Lady
    ( Lot 88 and 92-104 )


    Literature

    Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, page 458, figure 4.89
    G Wills, English Furniture 1550-1760, Middlesex, 1971, page 47, full page colour plate (photo credit to Montacute House, Somerset)