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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BLACK-JAPANNED CANED OPEN ARMCHAIRS
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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BLACK-JAPANNED CANED OPEN ARMCHAIRS

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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BLACK-JAPANNED CANED OPEN ARMCHAIRS
Each with a shaped rectangular back, with scrolled arms on baluster supports, on baluster legs joined by a waved X-shaped stretcher with scrolled feet, four seat-rails, both finials, two stretchers and some other minor elements replaced, refreshments to the ebonising (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The caned backs of these chairs are framed by an arched crest rail, a feature that appears only after 1700. Prior to that date, the crest rail was placed between the back posts, rather than on top of them (A. Bowett, 'The English 'horsebone' chair, 1685-1710', Burlington Magazine, May 1999, p. 269).
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