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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 308

    A SET OF SIX ENGLISH WALNUT 'ANTIQUARIAN' SIDE CHAIRS

    OF WILLIAM AND MARY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX ENGLISH WALNUT 'ANTIQUARIAN' SIDE CHAIRS
    OF WILLIAM AND MARY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a pierced foliage and strapwork back with arched cresting and baluster stiles flanking a panelled splat, above a padded seat covered in animal-patterned material on a red ground with tasselled fringe, on baluster legs joined by stretchers, with an arched foliate-carved front stretcher, on bun feet, one inscribed in pencil 'gallery', each with National Trust inventory number in white paint, 'L.MON/F/163' and lettered a-f (6)


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    These richly sculpted chairs, in the 17th century 'Williamite', 'Marot' or 'Anglo-Dutch' fashion, were highly prized by early 19th century antiquarians for their association with the banqueting seats of the 'Elizabethan' period. Their design is traditionally associated with the French artist architect Daniel Marot, who had worked for William, Prince of Orange at his court in Holland and later at Hampton Court when King of England. A related pattern featured in J. C. Loudon's, Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1833. Another 19th century chair with elaborately carved arched back and arched stretcher is illustrated in A. Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714, Woodbridge, 2002, p. 273, plate 8:84.

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    Provenance

    The Viscounts Barrington, Nether Lypiatt House, Gloucestershire, after 1934 and by descent to Patrick, 11th Viscount Barrington (1908-1990).
    E. J. Packe-Drury-Lowe, Esq, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire; sold Gilding's House sale, 16 March 1998, lot 236.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Exhibited

    Montacute House, Somerset, 1962-1990 (on loan to The National Trust).