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A SET OF SEVEN MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 111-112)
A SET OF SEVEN MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

OF GEORGE III STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

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A SET OF SEVEN MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS OF GEORGE III STYLE, 19TH CENTURY Each with a foliage-carved back with lyre-shaped splat, above a drop-in seat covered in yellow velvet, on square channelled legs joined by stretchers, the armchair with feet tipped, previously but not originally upholstered over the seat-rails, one inscribed in chalk 'E2701' (7)
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Lot Essay

The 'Apollo' lyre-backed parlour chair was conceived in the mid-1760s by George III's Rome-trained architect Robert Adam (d. 1792). His 'antique lyre' chairs designed for the Eating Room at Osterley Park, Middlesex harmonised with its overmantel painting of lyre-playing nymphs celebrating the poets' harvest-deity, Ceres. The present chair-backs primarily derive from the library armchairs executed, under Adam's direction, in 1767 and supplied for Nostell Priory, Yorkshire by Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) (E. Harris, The Genius of Robert Adam, London , 2001, pp. 162 and 198).

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