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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    A SET OF SIX THAMES VALLEY YEWWOOD AND ELM WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX THAMES VALLEY YEWWOOD AND ELM WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    One struck 'ROBERT. PRIOR MAKER.UXBRIDGE', each with pierced roundel-centred splats to the back and underarm, minor differences (6)


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    Robert Prior, (1780-1853), was the second generation chair-maker of the Prior Family of Uxbridge, Middlesex, who are one of the most distinguished families in the history of English Windsor Chair making. This particular model epitomises the quality of their chairs and the underarm splat may be a unique feature to the family. For a detailed discussion of the Prior Family dynasty and for examples of chairs stamped and attributed to this workshop see Dr. B. Cotton 'The English Regional Chair', Woodbridge, 1990, Pages 76-80

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