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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 245

    A SET OF TEN ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT DINING-CHAIRS

    EIGHT CIRCA 1810, TWO OF A LATER DATE

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TEN ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT DINING-CHAIRS
    EIGHT CIRCA 1810, TWO OF A LATER DATE
    Comprising two armchairs and eight side chairs, each scroll back with Greek key crestrail over a padded panel, the sides with stylized foliage over the tufted cushion on channelled sabre legs with casters, upholstered in striped silk (10)


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    The elegant chairs are designed in the early 19th century French/antique fashion, with Grecian ribbon-fretted tablets and Grecian scrolled and reed-enriched legs. Their form relates to that of parlour chair patterns in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808 (pls. 39 and 40).

    Provenance

    Lt. Col. Norman Johnstone M.B.E.; Christie's, London, 17 March 1977, lot 35.