• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    A PAIR OF OAK LADDERBACK ARMCHAIRS

    ATTRIBUTED TO SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF OAK LADDERBACK ARMCHAIRS
    ATTRIBUTED TO SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, CIRCA 1900
    Each with ladder back, scrolled arm terminals, straw seat and baluster legs joined by stretchers
    37¼ in. (94.5 cm.) high; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Oliver Hill (d.1968) was an architect and landscape designer. A family friend of Lutyens, he was apprenticed to a builder and then to an architect. Initally the author of Arts and Crafts cottages, he matured to build sleek Art Deco interiors, was an early exponent of 'White' modernism and his last house was an essay in 17th Century style. As his friend, the author Christopher Hussey explained, Hill was no intellectual, but his 'bent was essentially for visual values, colour and texture in materials and picturesque forms'.

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    Provenance

    By repute supplied by Sir Edwin Lutyens to Oliver Hill, Daneway House, Gloucestershire.
    Matthew Eden Antiques, Pickwick, Corsham, from where purchased by the present owner.