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    Sale 12038

    Interiors

    20 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 282

    A SET OF SIX REGENCY MAHOGANY HALL CHAIRS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF SIX REGENCY MAHOGANY HALL CHAIRS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a shield shaped back with the Fortescue crest on a sable ground, on square tapering sabre legs, two chairs with possibly original decoration
    35 ¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) wide


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    These chairs are decorated with the Fortescue family crest of an heraldic tiger statant argent.

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    All sold and unsold lots marked with a filled square in the catalogue that are not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the day of the sale, and all sold and unsold lots not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the fifth Friday following the sale, will be removed to the warehouse of ‘Cadogan Tate’. Please note that there will be no charge to purchasers who collect their lots within two weeks of this sale.


    Provenance

    Possibly commissioned by Francis Fortescue Knottesford (1778-1859) and by descent to
    John Nicholas Knottesford-Fortescue (1874-1950) and by family descent
    Anonymous sale; A Tribute to John Fowler: Furniture and Decorations, Christie's King Street, 14 September 2006, lot 466.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR