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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 271

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SOLID MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN LINNELL, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III SOLID MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN LINNELL, CIRCA 1770
    Each with an oval padded back within a fluted frame with ribbon-tied and swagged rosette cresting, above foliate and channelled arms and a serpentine seat on swagged carbriole legs, with pegged construction, each stamped 'FS'
    39¼ in. (100 cm.) high; 23½ in. (60 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep (2)


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    This pattern of French-fashioned cabriolet chair, with poetic trophy of a laurelled and sunflowered patera tied to its antique-fluted and medallioned back, corresponds to that of a chair bearing the journeyman's stamp 'WS', offered Christie's New York, 18 October 2005, lot 557). The latter also featured a fluted seat rail, as did others sold at Christie's London, 22 January 2009, lot 17. Another chair with fluted rail forms part of the Frederick Parker Collection and was acquired pre-1914 (see London Metropolitan University, The Frederick Parker Collection, 2008, p.47, no. FP177).
    The 'FS' brand was also recorded on a chair supplied in 1782 by Francis Hervé to William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (see Christie's, London, 5 June 2008, lot 43.)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 271 - 273)