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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 227

    A SET OF TWELVE VICTORIAN OAK CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1860, IN THE MANNER OF A.W.N. PUGIN AND E.W. PUGIN

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE VICTORIAN OAK CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1860, IN THE MANNER OF A.W.N. PUGIN AND E.W. PUGIN
    With check-cotton tie-on seat covers and red leatherette seats (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.