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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 740

    A SET OF SIX EARLY GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1760, TOGETHER WITH A SIMILAR ARMCHAIR, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF SIX EARLY GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1760, TOGETHER WITH A SIMILAR ARMCHAIR, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a scrolled back, the toprail centred by foliage, above a pierced baluster splat, with a drop-in later needlework seat, on cabriole legs headed by scrolled acanthus, on claw and ball feet, the others with Roman numerals I, III, IIII, V and VI incised on the back seat rails, three chairs with back seat-rail in mahogany, two in beech and one replaced in oak; together with an armchair of conforming design, with outswept scrolled arms carved with foliage
    Side chairs: 37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 23½ in. (60 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep
    The armchair: 37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep (7)


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    The parlour chairs' 'vase' splats, with looped ribbon centres, relate to a pattern in Robert Manwaring's, Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765 (pl. 9). A closely related chair and armchair are in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, vol. II, figs. 25 and 24; and J. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830, New York, 1982, fig. 938). A set of six chairs following the same pattern were sold from the Garrity Collection, Christie's, London, 8 June 2006, lot 81 (£22,000). Another is in a private collection and illustrated in The Knight of Glin & J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 213, no. 38.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 740-741)