21 May 2015
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
The cartouche shaped back, arms and serpentine seat re-upholstered in brass nailed associated gros-point floral needlework, the moulded outsplayed arm terminals, above channelled cabriole legs and scroll feet
41 ¼ in. (105 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76 cm.) deep
Acquired from Hotspur Ltd., June 2002.
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A near-identical armchair, possibly the present lot, was sold anonymously Christie's, New York, 14 October 1989, lot 190 ($22,000 including premium).
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