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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 194

    A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1705

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1705
    Upholstered with later gros-point needlework, re-gilt (2)


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    The chairs, designed in the Louis XIV fashion popularised by the Paris-trained architect Daniel Marot's, Second Livre d'Appartements, 1703 (pl. 6), have baluster legs tied by Ionic wave-scrolled stretchers in the manner of a celebrated suite of furniture supplied to Sir Thomas Osborne, lst Duke of Leeds (d. 1712) of Wimbledon, Surrey, and Kiveton Park, Yorkshire. The latter, whose backs also feature lambrequin scrolls, have been attributed to Queen Anne's court upholder Philip Guibert [Gilbert] of St. James's, London (sold from the collection of Baron de Redé at Sotheby's Paris, 16 March 2005, lot 7). Another related suite was executed in 1711 by the upholder Thomas Howe (d. 1733), Guibert's St. James's neighbour, for the 5th Earl of Salisbury and are at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire (A. Bowett, English Furniture: 1669-1714, Woodbridge, 2002, p. 256, pl. 848).

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    Provenance

    The Hochschild Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 1 December 1978, lot 60.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that an alternative provenance of Lyme Park, Cheshire has been suggested for this lot. A settee from the same suite, still retaining its original embroidery and remaining in situ at Lyme Park is illustrated in R. Edwards' The Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol. III, p. 76.