• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5680

    Christie's Interiors

    9 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III YEW-WOOD ARMCHAIRS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III YEW-WOOD ARMCHAIRS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    ONE WITH X-SHAPED STRETCHER AND CANED SEAT, EACH WITH SPINDLE-GALLERY BACK AND FINIALS, ON TAPERING LEGS
    EACH 35 IN. (89 CM.) HIGH; THE SEAT 16 IN. (41 CM.) HIGH, 22 IN. (56 CM.) WIDE; 19 IN. (48 CM.) DEEP (2)


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    Provenance

    GEORGE AUGUSTUS ELIOTT, LORD HEATHFIELD (1717-1790) OF BUCKLAND ABBEY AND NUTWELL COURT, DEVON. MADE FROM YEWTREE FROM THE NUTWELL COURT PLANTATION, REPUTEDLY TO ELIOTT'S OWN DESIGN.
    THENCE BY DESCENT TO MRS BRIDGET MARY MEYRICK, FROM WHOM PURCHASED BY THE CURRENT VENDOR.