• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 32

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY METAMORPHIC LIBRARY ARMCHAIR

    AFTER A DESIGN BY MORGAN AND SANDERS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE TOPRAIL ASSOCIATED

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY METAMORPHIC LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
    AFTER A DESIGN BY MORGAN AND SANDERS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE TOPRAIL ASSOCIATED
    Reeded overall, the curved tablet toprail above a horizontal splat and scrolled arms, with caned seat and on sabre legs with later brass caps and castors
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 23 in. (58 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep


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    This ingenious Grecian-scrolled chair, with Egyptian reed enrichments in the manner promoted by the architect Sir John Soane. Intended for squab-cushion upholstery, it relates to a metamorphic chair pattern invented by the Strand cabinet-makers Messrs Morgan and Sanders, and illustrated in R. Ackermanns, Repository of Arts, 1811, where it was described as providing an elegant and truly comfortable armchairs and a set of library steps.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd., Wigmore Street, London November 1950 for £36.