A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS

ATTRIBUTED TO INCE & MAYHEW, CIRCA 1770, THE DESIGN POSSIBLY BY JAMES WYATT

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
ATTRIBUTED TO INCE & MAYHEW, CIRCA 1770, THE DESIGN POSSIBLY BY JAMES WYATT
Each with a cartouche-shaped padded back and serpentine seat covered in pale blue silk damask, the toprail carved with anthemion, harebell garlands and acanthus leaves, on foliate-clasped fluted legs headed by paterae, with cramp cuts, re-gilt
38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 27 in. (69 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) deep
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This lot will be stored at Crozier Park Royal and will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 I Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com.

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Lot Essay


The armchairs relate to a design for an interior by James Wyatt showing the relationship of the furniture and upholstery to the architecture, illustrated in J. Fowler and J.Cornforth, English Decoration in the 18th Century, London, 1986, p. 29, fig. 13 and chairs of the same design, probably originally a set of twelve, were supplied by the London partnership of Ince and Mayhew to James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon, for the Oval Drawing Room at Caledon House, Ireland (illustrated, Hugh Roberts, ‘Unequil d’Elegance’: Mayhew and Ince’s Furniture for James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon’, Furniture History, vol. XLV, 2009, p. 105, fig. 2).
A pair of chairs of this design was sold by Mrs. Daphne L. Conner, Christie's, London, 18 July 1963, lot 57, and another pair was in the collection of Robert and Elsie Tritton, Godmersham Park, Kent, sold Christie's house sale, 6-9 June 1983, lot 125 (£7200 including premium). Another pair was sold from the collection of the late Sir Philip Shelburne, Myles Place, Salisbury, sold Christie's house sale, 25-26 October 1993, lot 99 (£9775 including premium).


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