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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    A SET OF EIGHT WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1835

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF EIGHT WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1835
    Each with close-nailed green leather upholstery, with shaped backs on turned legs, with some differing wheels on castors, old repairs (8)


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    These comfortable chairs reflect the robust early 19th century French/Grecian fashion with Ionic-scrolled tablet rails and 'Pan' reeded and urn-capped columnar legs. They typify the George IV fashion, driven by the Wyatt dynasty of architects through cabinet-makers and upholsters such as Messrs. Gillows of London and Lancaster. The back's Grecian-scrolled uprights feature on a pattern for an 'elegant antique' or 'Roman' chair pattern with accompanying 'Grecian footstool' in R. Ackermann's 1810 Repository of the Arts. They were considered appropriate for a variety of rooms and were intended to be executed in mahogany, or else japanned and gilded en suite with the other furniture.

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