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A SET OF NINE MARBLED AND PARCEL-GILT CANED DINING-CHAIRS
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A SET OF NINE MARBLED AND PARCEL-GILT CANED DINING-CHAIRS

ONE REGENCY, THE OTHERS 20TH CENTURY, INCLUDING TWO OPEN ARMCHAIRS

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A SET OF NINE MARBLED AND PARCEL-GILT CANED DINING-CHAIRS
One Regency, the others 20th Century, including two open armchairs
Each decorated overall to simulate portor marble, the turned baluster toprail centred by a tablet painted with a classical figure, above a lion-mask centred roundel splat and a squab cushion covered in lime-green velvet, the apron decorated with two snakes, on ring-turned sabre legs, the Regency chair redecorated (9)
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These japanned and cane-seated chairs, with Grecian-scrolled columnar legs, are designed in the French antique fashion popularised by Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Their reeded leg form, as well as the paterae bearing bacchic lion-heads, feature on chairs bearing the brand of the Wardour Street chair-maker John Gee, who was established in Soho in 1799. He was described as 'Chairmaker and Turner to His Majesty' and his firm was granted a Royal Warrant in 1804 (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, p. 29 and figs. 380 and 390).
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