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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 438

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV 'ANTIQUARIAN' WALNUT HIGH-BACK CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1835

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV 'ANTIQUARIAN' WALNUT HIGH-BACK CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1835
    The pierced and profusely carved backs above padded seats, on cabriole legs joined by stretchers
    49 in. (125 cm.) high (2)


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    The richly wrought chairs, conceived in the Louis Quatorze Roman fashion popularised around 1700 by the engraved Oeuvres of Daniel Marot (d.1752), have 'India' (Chinese) vase-splats fretted in lyre-scrolls and displaying bacchic krater-vases emblematic of peace and plenty. The William IV 'antiquarian' fashion for such 'banqueting hall' chairs was popularised by J.C. Loudon's The Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1833; H. Shaw's Specimens of Ancient Furniture, 1836, and Richard Bridgens, Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration, 1838.
    The chairs were formerly in the possession of the bell-founder John Warner (d.1845), who built Woodlands, Hertfordshire in the 1830s.

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    Provenance

    The Warner family, Woodlands, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, and by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this pair of chairs are William IV circa 1835 and not as stated in the catalogue and that the estimate has been revised to 2000-3000 GBP.