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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    A SET OF EIGHT LANCASHIRE ASH LADDERBACK CHAIRS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF EIGHT LANCASHIRE ASH LADDERBACK CHAIRS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of 'Billinge' type with perched toprails, including a pair of armchairs (8)


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    Known as the 'Billinge' chair, this model was made in the Lancashire towns of Billinge and Wigan. The armchairs are particularly distinctive with the buttoned toprail and the outswept arm peculiar to this model. For a full discussion of this tradition see Dr. B. Cotton, The English Regional Chair, Woodbridge, 1990, Pages 386 - 389

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