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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A PAIR OF SCOTTISH GEORGE III LABURNAM ARMCHAIRS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SCOTTISH GEORGE III LABURNAM ARMCHAIRS
    CIRCA 1760
    With spindle backs and drop-in seats (2)


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    Chairs of distinctive English design were often produced by Far Eastern manufactories, the designs being delivered to Chinese workshops for construction in exotic hard woods such as padouk, rather than traditional walnut or mahogany. What is fascintaing, and highly unusual about these chairs is that that they are made from laburnam, and thus Scottish.

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