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THE PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE LATE LADY WARREN
A SET OF SIX GEORGE II RED-WALNUT DINING-CHAIRS

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A SET OF SIX GEORGE II RED-WALNUT DINING-CHAIRS
Each with a tapering rectangular back with shaped and pierced acanthus- decorated scrolled toprail above a pierced vase-shaped splat and a padded drop-in seat covered in light-green velvet, on cabriole legs headed by acanthus and strapwork, with claw feet, one splat broken and, inscribed in pencil '9/5/46', restorations

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A similar fretted splat pattern features on a claw-footed chair illustrated in C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, London, 1978, vol. I, p. 82, fig. 63, while two claw-footed chairs illustrated in R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 215, figs. 174 and 175, have closely related splats which are centred by a lozenge, and back-scrolls at each end of the toprail.
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