5 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
A SUITE OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SEAT-FURNITURE
IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, CIRCA 1775
Comprising a settee and eight armchairs, the settee with serpentine padded back and seat covered in pale-green and cream silk, with reeded curving downswept arms, above a fluted frontrail divided by carved sunflower paterae, on turned tapering fluted legs headed by acanthus, on turned reeded stump feet, previously with caps; the armchairs conformingly carved, seven covered in pale green and rose silk, one with goldenrod and rose silk, four reduced in height by 2½ inches, six incised 'E', with cramp-cuts and batten-carrying holes, one with paper label '46' and inscribed in chalk 'B w w l /'
The settee: 39 in. (99 cm.) high; 78 in. (190 cm.) wide; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep
Four armchairs: 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep
Four armchairs: 33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep (9)
Possibly Sir Howe Hicks, 6th Bt.(1722-1801) and by family descent to the present owner.
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