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A PAIR OF MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE EARLY GEORGIAN STYLE
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A PAIR OF MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE EARLY GEORGIAN STYLE

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A PAIR OF MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE EARLY GEORGIAN STYLE
Each with upholstered arched button down leather back with padded outswept arm supports on splayed scroll arm uprights with padded seat on cabriole legs with scroll carved knees and pointed pad feet, one bearing a plaque inscribed This chair is an exact reproduction of that used from da to day by Doctor Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) at the Anchor Brewery of Barclay and Perkins. The original chair is still in use in the company's boardroom (2) (2)
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The connection between Dr. Johnson and the brewing company of Barclay Perkins alluded to the plaque arises from the will of Dr. Johnson wherein £300 was bequeathed in the hands of Mr. Barclay and Mr. Perkins brewers
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