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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1760
    Each with arched padded back and flat-fronted seat covered in crimson foliate silk damask, on panelled legs filled with Gothic fruitwood fretwork and husks, headed by pierced angle-brackets, the legs joined by pierced stretchers
    38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) high; 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The fretwork on the legs of this pair of side chair is unusually executed in fruitwood, a soft and pale wood, making it easy to carve and providing a sharp colour contrast to the rich, dark mahogany of the leg. A suite of sixteen mahogany dining-chairs with richly-carved fretwork legs was supplied in the early 1760s to George Weller-Poley, Esq., Boxted Hall, Suffolk, probably by the Golden Square firm of Mayhew and Ince; sold by te Trustees of the J. H. Weller-Poley Will Trust, Christie's, London, 3 July 1997, lot 20.

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