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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND BEECH ARMCHAIR

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY IRISH

    Price Realised  

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND BEECH ARMCHAIR
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY IRISH
    With an arched back and outscrolled arms, the upholstered seat covered in associated polychrome floral petit-point needlework, on moulded and scroll-carved cabriole legs and raked beech back legs joined by curved stretchers, one back leg spliced, the back stretcher replaced probably in the early 19th century


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    This chair has small wooden 'wedges' or pegs on the underside of the stretcher to strengthen the join of the stretchers to the back leg. This is a characteristic of Irish furniture. Chairs in Ireland continued to have stretchers long after its use was abandoned by English chair-makers (The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union, New Haven & London, 2007, p. 200, fig i, p. 215, cat.no. 48).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jeremy Ltd., 21 February 1984.