7 June 2007
A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF WALNUT FURNITURE
REMOVED FROM A QUEEN ANNE LONDON TOWN HOUSE
A GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE CHAIR
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
En suite with the chair-back settee, the scrolled rounded rectangular back centred by a shell, above a baluster-shaped splat, the rounded padded seat with associated 18th century floral needlework, on scrolled cabriole legs headed by shells, on claw-and-ball feet, the underside of the back seat-rail with fragmentary depository label '...HART DEPOSITORIES/577/ANDOVER', inscribed in ink 'GORDON', the front seat-rail stamped '1A'
38½ in. (98 cm.) high
Major Richard Rawnsley, Well Vale, Lincolnshire and by descent to
The late Mary Fry (née Fane), Fulbeck Hall, Lincolnshire, Sotheby's, Olympia, 8 October 2002, lot 310.
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A related pair of walnut side chairs with similar scrolled rounded back, though without a shell, and scrolled cabriole legs headed by shells was sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 13 April 2000, lot 123 (£37,000).
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