8 July 2010
A PAIR OF GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
ATTRIBUTED TO PAUL SAUNDERS, CIRCA 1755-60
En suite, each with padded back and seat covered in red cut-velvet, the shaped rectangular back and serpentine seat on scrolled, acanthus and cabochon-carved cabriole legs with scrolled feet, one front right leg repaired
38½ in. (98 cm.) high; 23½ in. (60 cm.) wide; 27 in. (69 cm.) deep (2)
Supplied to John Spencer, later 1st Earl Spencer (1734-83), probably for Spencer House, London, but possibly for Wimbledon Park, Surrey or Althorp, Northamptonshire.
Thence by descent at Spencer House to Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), by whom moved to Althorp, Northamptonshire circa 1926 and thence by descent.
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Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), Althorp, Furniture, Vol. I, circa 1937 and later
C. Spencer, Althorp, The Story of An English House, London, 1998, p. 128 (illustrated in situ in the Oak Bedroom).
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