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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT WING ARMCHAIR

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT WING ARMCHAIR
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular eared padded back and seat with squab cushion covered in later yellow needlework incorporating designs of blue and white chinese porcelain, on cabriole legs with circular pad feet joined by mahogany baluster stretchers, probably a 19th century replacement, the back rail and back left leg replaced in beech
    45½ in. (115.5 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    The needlework on this armchair is surely inspired by that on the wing armchair once owned by Nancy Lancaster and which stood beside the chimneypiece in the Entrance Hall, Haseley, Oxfordshire. She had chosen to cover it with needlework of blue and white Delft vases, ewers, coffee pots and other vessels. The needlework was bought in London and the remainder was used to cover a set of four side chairs used for playing Bridge. The armchair was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 25 November 2004, lot 50 (£21,510).

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