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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 305

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III ROSEWOOD TUB BERGÈRES

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III ROSEWOOD TUB BERGÈRES
    CIRCA 1800
    Each upholstered in buttoned green velvet with waisted backs on turned legs with brass caps and castors, one chair with one front leg replaced, both chairs with brass plaques to the underside inscribed 'This chair belonged to Admiral Lord Nelson at Merton Place, Surrey and bought in March 1951 at Lord Nelson's Sale' (2)


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    Both chairs bear 1951 labels stating that they came from Merton Place, Surrey, which was being enlarged by the architect Thomas Chawner (d. 1851) for Admiral Lord Nelson at the time of his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 (J. Russell, Nelson and The Hamiltons, 1972, pp. 437-8 and 446).

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    Provenance

    By repute Admiral Lord Nelson, Merton Place, Surrey.
    Sold Christie's London, 12th November 1998, Lot 94 where purchased by the present owner.