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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 131

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY READING-CHAIR

    CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY READING-CHAIR
    CIRCA 1810
    The straight toprail, incorporating an adjustable reading-surface that slides from the right side to the left side, above three fluted, tapering splats with acanthus capitals, with a green leather button-tufted seat, on fluted, tapering legs with brass casters


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    Thomas Sheraton noted about a related library chair pattern that it was 'intended to make the exercise of reading easy' (T. Sheraton, The Cabinet Dictionary, London, 1803, pl. 5). This type of chair was adopted by the Strand cabinet-makers Morgan and Sanders, and one of their related 'library reading chairs' was featured in R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, in September 1810.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR