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    Sale 6265

    Fine English Furniture

    9 March 2000, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER HORSE

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER HORSE
    With spirally-reeded baluster top-rail, above a pierced trellis horizontal splat, with close-nailed brown leather-covered seat, the arms on turned supports, with a retractable step, restorations and replacements
    47 in. (119 cm.) high; 26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Sheraton illustrated a chamber horse in his Appendix to the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book, London, 1802, pl. 22 and includes a drawing of the mechanism underneath the leather.
    A chamber horse dating from circa 1760 with an interlaced splat back is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (illustrated in R. Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p. 174, fig. 1).