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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 21

    A PAIR OF GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each with shell-and-husk carved top rail on a pounced ground, above a solid vase-form splat with foliate ears, the drop-in seat covered in green velvet, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet, one numbered 'III' and the other 'VIIII'
    This item is offered not subject to the alpha scheme. The * symbol indicates that it is subject to 5 VAT on the hammer price and 15 VAT on the premium. (2)


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    Conceived with marbled 'vase' splats framed by serpentined 'truss' pilasters in early Georgian 'India' fashion, the chairs relate to a pair of hall chairs on hairy paw feet which were supplied to Heydon Hall, Norfolk, probably around 1740 and sold Christie's, London, 7 June 2007, lot 70 (hammer price £75,000).
    Chairs with related shaped splats also centred by bas relief shells were in the collection of Percival D. Griffiths, F.S.A., Sandridgebury and illustrated in R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p.45, fig, 23.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium