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A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD METAMORPHIC LIBRARY CHAIR
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A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD METAMORPHIC LIBRARY CHAIR

CIRCA 1815, IN THE MANNER OF MORGAN AND SAUNDERS

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A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD METAMORPHIC LIBRARY CHAIR
CIRCA 1815, IN THE MANNER OF MORGAN AND SAUNDERS
With pierced quatrefoil back-rail, above a padded splat and downswept moulded scrolled arms, above a caned seat on front channelled sabre legs, the underside inscribed in ink '17278'
32¾ in. (83.5 cm.) high; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired circa 1926.
Exhibited
London, Olympia, The Daily Telegraph Exhibition of Art and Antiques, 19 July - 1 August 1928, no. F101.
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Lot Essay

This metamorphic armchair corresponds to a design first published in Rudolph Ackermann's Repository of Arts, July 1811 and captioned 'This ingenious piece of furniture is manufactured at Messrs. Morgan and Sanders's, Catherine-St. Strand' (P.Agius, Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors, Marlborough, 1984, p.60, pl.29). The chair was 'considered the best and handsomest article ever yet invented, where two complete pieces of furniture are combined in one - an elegant and truly comfortable armchair and a set of library steps'. A closely related chair was sold Christie's London, 20 March 2011, Lot 187 (£8,125 incl.).

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