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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 680

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE I WALNUT DINING-CHAIRS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE I WALNUT DINING-CHAIRS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a solid rectangular splat between turned stiles, above a padded drop-in seat covered in later gros and petit point needlework of flowers and animals, on cabriole legs and pad feet, minor restorations
    Approximately 42¾ in. (108.5 cm.) high; 22 1/3 in. (57 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep (8)


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    Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC (1732-1792), was more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790. Lord North was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782, and a major figure in the American Revolution. He holds the rather dubious distinction of being the first prime minister, in Britain or indeed anywhere else in the world, to be forced out of office by a motion of no confidence, resigning on 20 March 1782 on account of the British defeat at Yorktown the year before.

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    Provenance

    By descent with the Earls of Guilford, Waldershare Park, Dover, Kent or possibly Glemham Hall, Suffolk (which was sold in 1923). Anonymous sale....?
    The late 9th Earl of Guilford; sold Christie's, London, 6 July 2000, lot 123.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN