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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    A SET OF TWELVE LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

    STAMPED BERTRAM & SONS OXFORD ST. DEAN ST., CIRCA 1900

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    A SET OF TWELVE LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS
    STAMPED BERTRAM & SONS OXFORD ST. DEAN ST., CIRCA 1900
    Each with an anthemion carved oval pack and feathered palm carved arm supports and seat rail and similarly carved fluted tapering legs (12)


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    This late l8th century parlour chair pattern, with Grecian palm-flowered back and laurel-wreathed seat, relates to that of a chair recorded in the early 20th century in the possession of Sir Walter Gilbey at Cambridge House (sold at Cambridge House by Messrs Knight, Frank & Rutley, 8 March 1910, lot 337). Another chair, and en suite settee, were formerly in the collection of C.H.F. Kinderman ( see H. Cescinsky, The Old World House, London, 1924, vol. II, p.249). Another was formerly in the collection of Lady Alfred Paget ( C. Claxton Stevens and S. Whittington, 18th century English Furniture, 1983, p.72). Another pair was sold Sothebys London 4May 1990, lot 85. While the stamp of Maple & Co., has also been recorded on a set of late Victorian chairs of this pattern (sold Christies, Edinburgh 25 October 1995 lot 825).

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    Provenance

    Probably part of the boardroom suite of the Atlas Shoe Company in the mid 20th Century (see a set of twelve chairs sold Phillips, 24 November 1998, lot 110)