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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 172

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR

    THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HOLLAND, CIRCA 1810

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
    The design attributed to Henry Holland, circa 1810
    The moulded concave lyre-scrolled back with scrolled arms and padded seat covered in suede leather, on faceted tapering legs with brass caps and castors


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    The chair is designed in the early 19th century French/Grecian fashion with lyre-scrolled back hollowed for a roll cushion, while its frame is enriched with reeds and pearled libation paterae. Its form derives from a celebrated set designed by Henry Holland (d.1806), made by Elward, Marsh and Tatham for Samuel Whitbread at Southill, Bedfordshire, around 1800. (See Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795-1820, London, 1948. fig. 7., p.61.). Chairs of related Grecian character were supplied by Henry Holland for the Prince Regent at Carlton House in 1794 and the Marine Pavilion, Brighton in 1802. The present chair's back profile corresponds to that of a Longleat suite from Norton Hall, Northamptonshire, attributed to Gillows, sold Christie's London, 13 June 2002, lot 421.

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