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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 111

    A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION AND WHITE PAINTED ARMCHAIRS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION AND WHITE PAINTED ARMCHAIRS
    Late 19th century
    Each with a curved padded back and seat covered in remnants of floral watered silk and cotton, with husk-carved toprail and lion's head terminals, on tapering reeded and palm-flower headed baluster legs (2)


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    These Grecian-scrolled chairs, evoking poetry's triumph with laurel-wreathed frames and bacchic lion-heads, relate to chairs commissioned in the early 19th century for Rosersberg Palace by Prince Carl, later Carl XIV of Sweden (d.1818) and probably supplied by Ephraim Stahl (d. circa 1820).

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