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    Sale 5412

    The Sunday Sale : The Langford Hall Collection, Nottinghamshire - Property of the late Mr & Mrs Patrick Radford

    6 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 240

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS

    IN THE GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS
    In the George III style, late 19th/early 20th century
    Each with a serpentine cresting above a padded back, outswept arms and serpentine seat covered in orange leather on cabriole legs with scrolled feet, one stamped to the rear left leg 'A 6806' (2)


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    The serpentine frames in the French manner relate in character to the 'cabriole' chair in Thomas Malton's Complete Treatise on Perspective, 1775, pl. XXXIII, fig. 131. The chairs evolve from a group traditionally associated with the cabinet-maker John Cobb (d.1788) of St. Martin's Lane, 'upholsterer' to King George III, and from 1761 in partnership with William Vile (d.1767).

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