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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SIMULATED-BAMBOO-PAINTED ARMCHAIRS

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SIMULATED-BAMBOO-PAINTED ARMCHAIRS
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each with pierced trellis back and arms above a padded drop-in seat covered in blue-green silk, on turned legs joined by stretchers, redecorated with traces of earlier decoration, the 20th century decoration distressed
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep (6)


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    Chairs of this pattern include a set of ten 'neat bamboo chairs with loose seats' supplied for William Drake, Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire by John Linnell in 1767 (H. Hayward & P. Kirkham, William & John Linnell, London, 1980, vol. II, p. 33, fig. 58 & vol. I., p. 101).

    The superb collection acquired by John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham (d. 1812) included a considerable amount of English furnishings in the French taste, which comprised the impressive pair of George III black and gilt lacquer commodes attributed to Pierre Langlois, demonstrating the 2nd Earl's taste for French style and design (sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 16 November 1995, lot 67 (£495,500)) and the pair of ormolu-mounted mahogany serpentine commodes, attributed to William Vile and John Cobb (sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 14 June 2001, lot 140).

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    Provenance

    The Earl of Ashburnham, Ashburnham Place, Sussex, Sotheby's house sale, 7 July 1953, lot 122.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY