A SET OF FOUR DUTCH JAPANNED SIDE CHAIRS
SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Each with cream and floral silk covered drop-in seats, struck 'II', 'XII', 'V' and 'VIII' to the underside of each stretcher respectively, slight differences in scale, possibly originally conceived without japanning
Property of the late Mrs. Robert Tritton, Godmersham Park; Christie's House Sale, 6-9 June 1983, lot 189 (as a set of six).
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A very similar chair from the collection of Viscountess Wolseley is illustrated in P. Macquoid, The Age of Walnut, 1905, fig. 182.
The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection