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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BY GILLOWS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BY GILLOWS
    Each with a solid shaped back on shell headed cabriole legs terminating in claw and ball feet
    34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm. ) wide (2)


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    This compass-fronted chair, with shell-decked , truss-scrolled and Jupiter eagle-clawed foot, corresponds to a George IV library-chair pattern in the Old English style featured in the 1827 Estimate Sketch Book of Messrs Gillow of London and Lancaster (see S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 2 vols. Woodbridge, 2008, pl.225)

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage