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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 320

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT SGABELLO HALL CHAIR

    THE FRONT SUPPORT PANEL PROBABLY LATE 17TH 18TH CENTURY, THE REMAINDER LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT SGABELLO HALL CHAIR
    THE FRONT SUPPORT PANEL PROBABLY LATE 17TH 18TH CENTURY, THE REMAINDER LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The cartouche-shaped back carved with S-scrolls and foliage above a canted rectangular seat with circular dished panel, on solid trestle supports, the front support carved with a bearded mask flanked by scrolls
    40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (40 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Major-General Sir George Burns, North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire; Christie's house sale, 24-26 September 1979, lot 92.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Having a succession of owners dating back to Sir Ralph Coningsby, Sheriff of Hertfordshire, in 1590, North Mymms was purchased by Mr. Walter Hayes Burns, brother-in-law of J. Pierpont Morgan in 1893. In the 1890's considerable internal modifications and enlargements were carried out by the fashionable London architect Sir Ernest George to accommodate Mr. and Mrs. Burns' growing collection of works of art, furniture and pictures, many of which were gifts from J. Pierpont Morgan's personal collections.


    Literature

    A. Oswald, 'North Mymms Park - I', Country Life, 13 January 1934, fig. 8 (probably that illustrated in situ in the Entrance Hall).