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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 398

    A PAIR OF SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS

    CIRCA 1820-25, ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES AND MATHEW MORISON OF EDINBURGH AND AYR

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS
    CIRCA 1820-25, ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES AND MATHEW MORISON OF EDINBURGH AND AYR
    With red leather back, arms and squab cushion above a caned seat on lotus carved legs, the bottom of the legs later, later castors (2)


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    James Morison's well-documented commission for the manufacture of handsome furnishings for Blairquhan, under the careful guidance of Sir David Hunter Blair, includes the agreement signed in December 1823 to supply handsome furniture 'agreeable in shape, size and pattern to that brought from London'. Sir David commissioned James and Mathew Morison to undertake the vast majority of the furniture at Blairquhan during the years 1823 and 1825.

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    Provenance

    Supplied to Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Bart., (d.1857), Blairquhan, Ayrshire, Scotland, and by descent until sold Christie's, King Street, 24 May 2007, lot 54.