• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 388

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    POSSIBLY SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    POSSIBLY SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1760
    With shell cresting above a pierced interlaced splat and a suede close-nailed upholstered suede seat on square legs joined by stretchers, with ash seatrails, each with a replaced front leg (2)


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    The chairs may have been inspired by pattern book designs issued by Robert Manwaring and Matthew Darly in the 1760s. They also bear notable resemblance to a sketch for a dining chair executed by James Paine for Nostell Priory in around 1750 (see C. Gilbert, 'New Light on the Furnishing of Nostell Priory', Furniture History, 1990, p. 65, fig. 3). A comparable chair with loop back and heavily carved shoe in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated in R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. edn., 1954, vol. I, fig. 177.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14-15 April 2000, lot 308.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 388)