9 November 2000
A carved oak library chair The design attributed to Alfred Waterhouse, circa 1870
Horseshoe backrest, carved and turned uprights and stretchers, tooled and gilded leather upholstery.
27¾in. (70.5cm.) high
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Cf: Jeremy Cooper, Victorian and Edwardian Interiors. From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau, 1987, p. 237 (table with similar stretchers illustrated)
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