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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 180

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each with padded serpentine back and seat covered in green silk damask with close-nailed border, on channelled cabriole legs, on raised scrolled feet, with replaced brass castors, one incised underneath front rail 'I', the other incised 'III'
    38½ in. (98 cm.) high; 23½ in. (59 cm.) wide; 23 in. (85.5 cm) deep (2)


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    This chair pattern with its serpentine front rail and scrolled legs is conceived in the 'French' manner and relates to a set of fourteen armchairs supplied to William, 5 th Earl of Dumfries (d. 1769), for Dumfries House, Scotland by Thomas Chippendale in 1759 (see C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, 1978, p. 86, pl. 139). A pair of side chairs with similar frame and legs was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 24 November 2005, lot 98 (£7,200 including premium).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 176-185)