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A MATCHED SET OF FIVE ENGLISH GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS
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A MATCHED SET OF FIVE ENGLISH GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS

MID-20TH CENTURY

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A MATCHED SET OF FIVE ENGLISH GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS
MID-20TH CENTURY
Each covered in crimson silk damask, on eagle and shell-headed cabriole legs
44 in. (112 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Made by Mr Spearing, Estate Carpenter for the Crichel Estate, Dorset in the 1960s, for The Hon. Mrs Marten O.B.E., D.L.
Sold Christie's, London, 14 November 2013, lot 137.
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Lot Essay

The chairs were executed by Mr Spearing, Estate Carpenter, to extend the superb George II giltwood suite of at least six armchairs and two sofas in the East Hall at Crichel (see H. Avray Tipping, 'Crichel, Dorset', Country Life, 23 May 1925, p. 819, fig. 8). The latter were sold Christie's, London, 4 July 2013, lots 34 (the chairs) and 35 (the sofas).

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