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A GEORGE III BRASS MOUNTED BLACK-PAINTED LEATHER SEDAN CHAIR
A GEORGE III BRASS MOUNTED BLACK-PAINTED LEATHER SEDAN CHAIR

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A GEORGE III BRASS MOUNTED BLACK-PAINTED LEATHER SEDAN CHAIR
BORDERED OVERALL WITH FOLIAGE WRAPPED REEDING WITH A HINGED RECTANGULAR DOMED ROOF ABOVE A HINGED DOOR AND LINED WITH IVORY COLOURED MATERIAL, THE SIDES EACH WITH AN OPENING FOR A SLIDING WINDOW AND IRON BRACKETS FOR THE LATER CARRYING POLES, THE REVERSE INSCRIBED IN YELLOW PAINT 180 WITH THE REMAINS OF A PRINTED PAPER LABEL TO THE SEAT INSCRIBED HOLMES & [GRIFFI]N, LATE VAUGHAN.../..DAN-CHAIR ....RS TO THE ROYAL FAMILY IN COVENTRY STREET LONDON, LACKING SOME BRASS MOULDINGS AND LACKING ALL WINDOWS -- 37½IN. (95CM.) WIDE
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GEORGE HOLMES AND WILLIAM MORLEY GRIFFIN ARE RECORDED AS SEDAN CHAIR MAKERS WITH PREMISES IN WHITCOMB STREET (1778-1799) AND ALSO AT COVENTRY STREET (1780-1788). THE DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE MAKERS 1660-1840, MANEY, 1986.
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