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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    A SET OF SIX VICTORIAN MAHOGANY X-FRAME ARMCHAIRS

    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS HOPE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX VICTORIAN MAHOGANY X-FRAME ARMCHAIRS
    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS HOPE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Each reeded overall, with padded back and dished seat upholstered in buff suede with brass-buttoning, with downswept arms above rosette centred X-frame supports joined by turned stretchers (6)


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    The overall form of this chair derives from ancient Roman 'curule' chairs revived by Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. VIII. A similar example was sold Thomas Hope and the Neoclassical Vision, Christie's London, 24 April 2008, lot 52.

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