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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 330

    A SET OF TWELVE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

    ELEVEN LATE 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIDE CHAIR LATER

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
    ELEVEN LATE 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIDE CHAIR LATER
    Comprising a pair of armchairs and ten side chairs, each with cartouche-shaped back and pierced gothic-arched splat, the armchairs with serpentine arms and stop-fluted supports, above a padded serpentine seat covered in scarlet corduroy on square cabriole stop-fluted legs, two with paper label inscribed 'DEC/78', two with paper label inscribed 'NOV/77'
    The armchairs: 36 in. (91 cm.) high; 24 in. (64 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
    The side chairs: 35 in. (89 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm) deep (12)


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    The chair pattern is derived from a George III mahogany armchair in the Victoria & Albert Museum and illustrated in P. Macquoid & R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, p. 295, fig. 220. It was presented to the museum in 1922 by Edward Dent, Esq. and is illustrated in M. Tomlin, Catalogue of Adam Period Furniture, London, 1982, p. 140, no. Q/1.
    An 18th century armchair of this model remains in the collection of Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd.

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    Provenance

    Christie's King Street Boardroom between 1970 and 1980.
    Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd.; Christie's, London, 19 June 1980, lot 28 (as a set of eleven).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

    CHRISTIE'S BOARDROOM CHAIRS