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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 728

    A SET OF TWELVE REGENCY MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

    BY HENRY LUCAS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF TWELVE REGENCY MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
    BY HENRY LUCAS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The curved tablet toprail above a shaped horizontal splat, the armchairs with scrolled arms, above a caned seat and padded squab cushion covered in cream and pale blue watered silk, on reeded sabre legs, eleven chairs stamped 'H. LUCAS'
    The armchairs: 34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 21½ in. (55 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep
    The side chairs: 33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep (12)


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    Henry Lucas was active at 33 Newman Street, Oxford Street 1820-25 and in 1835 at 7 Charles Street, Hampstead Road. Since the time of the 1994 Sotheby's catalogue, a further set of chairs stamped 'H. Lucas' have been identified. This set of eight rosewood dining-chairs was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 26 September 1996, lot 142. The latter chairs also feature a similar horizontal splat, flanked by acanthus scrolls.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1994, lot 211.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A COMPANY
    (LOTS 728-730)