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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A PAIR OF REGENCY 'GOTHICK' OAK OPEN ARMCHAIRS

    CIRCA 1800

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY 'GOTHICK' OAK OPEN ARMCHAIRS
    CIRCA 1800
    Each with pierced gothic double-arch chairback and sides centered by a quatrefoil, above a pentagonal caned seat with blue damask squab cushion, the three reeded front legs with gothic arch supports and headed by carved quatrefoils, slight variations to carving and construction (2)


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    Wyatt architectural dynasty at George IV's Carlton House palace. They relate to a design for a chair, dated 1801, by Gillows of London and Lancaster who worked closely with the Wyatt family. The design was executed for the Shire Hall at Lancaster Gate (S. Stuart, 'Three Generations of Gothic Chairs by Gillows', Furniture History, 1996, figs. 6 and 11). A pair of stamped Gillows chairs closely following the 1801 design was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 14 September 2000, lot 197.

    A pair of virtually identical straight-fronted armchairs formerly in the collection of the Hon. Mrs. Daisy Fellowes at Donnington Court, Berkshire was sold Christie's, London, 4 July 2002, lot 162.

    Provenance

    with Mallett, London.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 19 October 1991, lot 131.