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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1760
    Each with serpentine foliage-carved toprail above a back formed of pierced interlocking hexagons with roundels, above a padded seat covered in crimson foliate silk damask, on square legs joined by stretchers, one with replaced oak cross-struts, each with red-bordered paper label inscribed 'S.K.F'
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The parlour chairs are china-railed in the Georgian 'Modern' fashion promoted by Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754-62; and Thomas Manwaring's, The Cabinet and Chair-Makers Real Friend and Companion, 1765. Their flowered-trellis backs, with their mosaiced hexagon compartments and reeded, triumphal-arched and pagoda-swept crestings overgrown with picturesque Roman foliage, correspond to that of an armchair formerly in the collection of Mrs Michael Wilding (offered, Christie's London, 8 December 1960, lot 61). A celebrated set of eighteen chairs of this pattern, but lacking flowers, was formerly in the collection of the Earls of Yarborough. They may possibly have been commissioned by Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Worsley around the time of his inheritance in 1756 of Appuldurcombe, Isle of Wight (said to have come from Stone Houses, and sold by The Earl of Yarborough, Christie's London, 28 May 1964, lot 70).

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