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    Sale 5089

    Italian Banks of Distinction

    13 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A SET OF SIX IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT DINING CHAIRS

    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF SIX IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT DINING CHAIRS
    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a foliate and shell carved cresting, a pierced vase shaped splat and needlework upholstered drop-in seat on scrolled and foliate cabriole legs with claw and ball feet, restorations, some corner brackets replaced (6)


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    The parlour chairs, designed in the George II antique fashion, have arch centred crest-rails displaying Roman acanthus sprays, vase splats antique-fretted with gothic cusped flutes, and truss-scrolled columnar legs terminating in jupiter eagle claws issuing from acanthus leaves.
    The basic back pattern, with more elaborate enrichments, featured on chairs from Kippax Park, Yorkshire, sold Christie's, 6 March 1947, lot 73. Related splats featured on chairs in the possession of C. Angell Esq. of Bath in the 1920's, and which appear to belong to the set of four Irish George II chairs sold Christies, New York, 17 October 2003, lot 202.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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    Provenance

    Probably Christie's, London 26 May 1977, lot 67.