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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A SET OF TWELVE OAK X-FRAME DINING CHAIRS

    TEN CIRCA 1860, TWO LATE 20TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF A.W.N. PUGIN AND E.W. PUGIN

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE OAK X-FRAME DINING CHAIRS
    TEN CIRCA 1860, TWO LATE 20TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF A.W.N. PUGIN AND E.W. PUGIN
    Each with Castle Cary horsehair fabric tie-on squab cushions (12)


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    Lorenzo Booth's Original Design Book for Decorative Furniture, 1864 discussed related 'Gothic' chair patterns, with antiquarian 'folding stool' frames, as being 'perfectly' or 'medievally' English. These frames evolved from A.W.N. Pugin's, 1840s New Palace of Westminster pattern for Prince Albert's Chamber; while their combination with tablet-railed backs relates to designs by E.W. Pugin (d. 1875) popularised by C. & R. Light's, Cabinet Furniture, 1881.

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    Provenance

    St Joseph's College, Upholland, Lancashire, which closed in 1987.