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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a rectangular padded back and seat covered in pale green velvet on cabriole legs and pad feet
    40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep (2)


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    The chairs, intended for 21" woven fabrics, have their columnar legs serpentined in the Queen Anne 'India back' parlour chair manner, while their truss-scrolls and round 'toes' are 'Pan' reeded in George I 'Roman taste. Cabinet-makers in London's St. Paul's Church-yard probably supplied the chairs of this pattern, with richly patterned 'caffoy' upholstery, inventoried in 1726 at Erddig, Wales.(J. Cragg, New Light on a Set of Chairs at Erddig, Furniture History Society Newsletter, no. 143, August 2001).

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    Provenance

    Bought from Biggs of Maidenhead, 1955.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN