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A SET OF TWELVE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
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A SET OF TWELVE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

NINE GEORGE III, THREE SIDE CHAIRS 20TH CENTURY

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A SET OF TWELVE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS
Nine George III, three side chairs 20th Century
Comprising two open armchairs and ten side chairs, each with canted square open back with three columnar splats, above a padded seat covered in printed green and white floral cotton, on panelled square tapering legs and spade feet, one armchair and one side chair with one later side rail, one with Hammond & Son, Lewes depository label printed 'SHIFF.. 17/../60', one armchair basically 18th Century (12)
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Lot Essay

A set of ten dining-chairs with similar triple-columned back, was almost certainly supplied by Gillows to Sir John Rous, 1st Earl of Stradbroke (1750-1827) for Henham Hall, Suffolk, circa 1795 and sold by his descendant, Christie's Melbourne, 16-17 November 1998, lot 361. The Stradbroke chairs may well have been designed by James Wyatt who was employed by the 1st Earl to rebuild Henham Hall, and who had a close working relationship with Gillows. A related chair, named a 'Spanish-back' chair, appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books for December 1789 (see L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 279).
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