A PAIR OF GEORGE III SOLID MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS
ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, CIRCA 1775 En suite with the previous lot (2)
Part of a larger suite comprising twelve armchairs, two settees and a pair of card tables that was almost certainly supplied to John Peach Hungerford Esq. (d. 1809) for Dingley Hall, Northamptonshire and by descent in the Hungerford family.
Purchased with the house by Hugh Richard Dawnay, 8th Viscount Downe (d. 1924) in 1883.
Transferred to the Downe family seat at Wykeham Abbey, Yorkshire.
FOR THE SUITE:
M. Jourdain, 'Furniture at Wykeham Abbey - I', Apollo, vol. 46, October 1947, p. 79, fig. 1.
Y. Hackenbroch, English Furniture with some furniture from other countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958, plate 220, fig. 259 & pp. 53-54 (a card table).
G. Beard and J. Goodison, English Furniture 1500-1840, Oxford, 1987, p. 125, fig. 6 and p. 170, fig. 1 (the companion card table and a pair of chairs, respectively).
FOR THE SUITE:
London, The Luton Museum, 'In the Days of Queen Charlotte', 11 May - 11 June 1939, pl. VIII (with H. M. Lee & Son) (a pair of chairs).
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 'The British Antique Dealers' Association Golden Jubilee Exhibition', May 1968, no. 159, pl. 121 (a pair of chairs).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (a card table).
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500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe, Including Oriental Carpets