23 May 2012
Sold by the Personal Representatives of the late Robert Moss Harris.
A MATCHED SET OF TWELVE SATINWOOD AND SATIN BIRCH ARMCHAIRS
AFTER A DESIGN BY HEPPLEWHITE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Each with a shield-shaped back with ribbon-tied feathers, the arms with channeled downcurved supports above a padded bowed seat on square tapering legs, slight differences in detail and construction, eight chairs with foliate carving to the arms
37½ in. (95 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 19½ in. (50 cm.) deep (12)
Wethersfield, Noctorum, Birkenhead (the set of six illustrated in 1946).
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G.M. Ellwood, English Furniture and Decoration 1680-1800, London, 1933, p.139, fig.2
M. Harris, The English Chair, London, 1946, p.153, pl.LXXXI (a set of six)
M. Harris & Sons, Centenary Yearbook, Lavenham, 1968, p.41 (a set of ten).
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