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    Sale 5351

    Christie's Interiors

    15 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 125

    A VICTORIAN PAINTED CAST-IRON ROCKING CHAIR

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A VICTORIAN PAINTED CAST-IRON ROCKING CHAIR
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Of typical S-scroll form


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    The use of iron tube frames in the manufacture of chairs was developed around 1828 by the Parisian firm Gandillot & Cie and became widespread in Europe and America during the nineteenth century. A rocking chair of essentially the same design was shown by Winfield and Co. of Birmingham at the Great Exhibition of 1851 as part of a large display of metal furniture.
    A similar chair is illustrated in D. Ostergard (ed.), Bentwood and Metal Furniture 1850 - 1946, New York, 1987, no. 11, p. 210-211.

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