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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 468

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND INLAID DINING CHAIR

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND INLAID DINING CHAIR
    Early 19th century
    The curved toprail inlaid with an ebonised Greek-key pattern above an horizontal splat and padded seat covered in horse-hair on sabre legs


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    The Grecian-scrolled form of this chair was introduced by the connoisseur Thomas Hope around 1800 at his London mansion museum in Duchess Street, and illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 26 no. 2). Related chairs with simliar klismos-tablet rails inlaid with 'Grecian' black ribbon fret, were supplied around 1805 for the Egyptian dining-room at Goodwood, Sussex (House and Garden, April 1998, p. 121). A similar set of chairs were sold Christie's London, 20 September 2001, lot 171.

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