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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 243

    A SET OF FOURTEEN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOURTEEN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Comprising twelve side chairs and two armchairs, the waved toprail with shells above a pierced interlaced splat, the stiles with quatre-foil foliate panels, above a padded seat covered in green leather, on shell-carved cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet
    Side chairs: 40¾ in. (103.5 cm.) high; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (53.8 cm.) deep
    Armchairs: 40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep (14)


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    This pattern of chair is copied from a set of eighteenth-century chairs that was at Copped Hall, Essex, seat of George Wythes the home of the Marchioness of Bristol's father. In 1917, Copped Hall suffered a fire which destroyed much of its contents, including the set of chairs. These chairs were copied from the set at Copped before the fire, for the Marchioness of Bristol's use in the private wing at Ickworth. A set of George III style chairs was sold by a descendant of James Thursby Pelham, Christie's London, 22 November 2007, lot 643 (£26,900).

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    Provenance

    Supplied to Alice, Marchioness of Bristol (d. 1957) for the private wing at Ickworth who in 1896 married Frederick Hervey, later 4th Marquess of Bristol and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY