• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 207

    A SET OF TEN GEORGE IV YEW WOOD WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF TEN GEORGE IV YEW WOOD WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with figured elm seat below pierced roundel-centred splats and with similar underarm splats, one chair of much larger proportions, one chair stamped R.PRIOR twice, minor differences
    Seat height all between 17 in. (43 cm.) and 18 in. (46 cm.); seat width all between 18 in. (46 cm.) and 19 in. (48 cm.) except one chair is 21 in. (53 cm.) wide and the large chair is 23 in. (58 cm.) wide (10)


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    The huge variety and volume of Windsor chair making in the Thames Valley region through the 19th century is well documented. The underarm decorative splats that mirror the pattern of the back splats is a design feature exclusively used by Robert Prior of Uxbridge (fl.1810-1845) and many were stamped ROBERT PRIOR MAKER UXBRIDGE. The stamp R.PRIOR on one chair here is most unusual and has been recorded only once before, on a chair in A Cotswold Legacy 1932-2008, The Property of H.W.KEIL, Broadway, Bonhams, 25 October 2008, Lot 72 and is most likely the stamp for the tools of the business.

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