• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2202

    Christie's Interiors

    1 - 2 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 489

    A PAIR OF DUTCH WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS,

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY,

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF DUTCH WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS,
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY,
    each with white paper label inscribed in black pen 'Lilies [?] 579'
    45in. (114cm.) high, 22in. (56cm.) wide, 18in. (45.7cm.) deep (2)


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    A set of related 'bended' back parlour chairs, raised on bacchic satyr hooves, was commissioned in 1717 for George I's Hampton Court dining room from the court chair-maker Richard Roberts (d.1733), who traded at 'The Royal Chair' in Marylebone Street (G. Beard and J. Cross, 'Thomas and Richard Roberts', Apollo, September 1998, pp. 46-48 and fig. 2).

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Bought from H.W. Keil, Broadway, Worcestershire, 1965.