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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    A SET OF FOUR WILLIAM AND MARY RED AND GILT-JAPANNED CANED OPEN ARMCHAIRS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY AND REDECORATED

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR WILLIAM AND MARY RED AND GILT-JAPANNED CANED OPEN ARMCHAIRS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY AND REDECORATED
    Each with a pierced scrolling tablet and strapwork crestrail above a caned and paneled back decorated with Chinoiserie vignettes over a caned seat with a red velvet loose cushion and flanked by scrolled arms painted with vinery and raised on block-and-ring headed cabriole legs joined by a wavy H-stretcher (4)


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    An almost identical armchair in the Palazzo Pallavicini, Rome, is illustrated in Hans Huth, Lacquer of the West, London, 1971, pl. 84. A set of scarlet japanned seat-furniture (six side chairs and a daybed) of almost identical design and decoration to the present lot was sold from the collection of the late Archbold van Beuren, Gray Craig, Newport, Rhode Island; Christie's, New York house sale, 23-24 July 1985, lot 180 and frontispiece illustration (the daybed now at Leeds City Art Galleries, Temple Newsam House, no. 15/1989). A set of four side chairs with almost identical backs but different legs and stretchers was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 16 July 1982, lot 69.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 17 April 1997, lot 119.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Post Lot Text

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