18 - 19 April 2012
A PAIR OF INDIAN-ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS
BY JOHN BEAVAN, MODERN
After the model supplied by Henry Holland for Southill Park, Bedfordshire, each with scrolled back and arms covered in striped silk and with a matching small loose cushion, above a boss-applied apron on sabre legs ending in foliate caps and casters, the seatrails branded JB
An Exceptional Eye: A Private British Collection; Sotheby's, London, 14 July 2010, lot 149.
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One of the original chairs made from Holland's designs and supplied to Southill Park is illustrated in situ in F.J.B. Watson, 'Southill: Its Furniture and Decoration,' Connoisseur, January-June 1952, p.16, fig. III.
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