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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    A REGENCY-STYLE EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODE CHAIR

    20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE DESIGN BY GEORGE SMITH

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    A REGENCY-STYLE EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODE CHAIR
    20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE DESIGN BY GEORGE SMITH
    The tablet-shaped splat centred by a mask of Mercury above a balustrade, the double-caned arms terminating in carved panther head monopodia, with a hinged, caned seat and star-applied seat rails, decoration refreshed
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 25 in. (64 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    The armchair corresponds to a design dated 1804 published in George Smith's A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808, pl. 56 (see Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, 1965, p. 20, pl. 56).

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    Saleroom Notice

    The second line should read, 20th century, after the design by George Smith.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR