• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2301

    Christie's Interiors

    6 - 7 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 471

    A SET OF SIX LATE GEORGE III GREY-PAINTED, GRISAILLE-DECORATED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN ARMCHAIRS,

    CIRCA 1790,

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A SET OF SIX LATE GEORGE III GREY-PAINTED, GRISAILLE-DECORATED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN ARMCHAIRS,
    CIRCA 1790,
    each redecorated, with Leverhulme inventory labels
    34½in. (88cm.) high, 20¼in. (51cm.) wide, 20½in. (52cm.) deep (6)


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    Provenance

    Sir William Hesketh Lever, 1st Bt, later 1st Viscount Leverhulme, for his home, Lews Castle, Isle of Lewis, bought from Moss Harris, 2 September 1919 for 300.
    The late 1st Viscount Leverhulme; Knight Frank & Rutley, London, 24 June 1926, lot 27 (50 guineas).
    Possibly the set of six offered anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 9 November 1990, lot 171.