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A GEORGE IV BRASS-MOUNTED BLACK LEATHER SEDAN CHAIR
A GEORGE IV BRASS-MOUNTED BLACK LEATHER SEDAN CHAIR CIRCA 1820
The hinged domed top with entrelac edge, the corners with stylised palmettes, above a door decorated with Vitruvian scroll and fitted with a rising glazed window, the back with a cipher 'MGB' below an Earl's coronet within a draped cartouche, the interior lined with the probably original yellow silk damask, with later ebonised carrying poles, the dome previously further mounted, two rising panes jammed
63 in. (160 cm.) high; 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide; 36¾ in. (93 cm.) deep
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Sale Room Notice
The date of this sedan chair is George III, circa 1760. It relates in particular to the manufactures of the court chairmaker Samuel Vaughan (fl. 1751-1772) of Coventry Street, and of his successors George Holmes, William Morley and William Griffin.
The cipher 'MGB' below an Earl's coronet has not been identified. The Earldoms of Bathurst, Belmore, Bessborough, Bradford and Buckinghamshire may be the most likely candidates.