14 September 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE-CHAIR
With serpentine toprail centred by a shell above a shaped joined splat between S-shaped stiles, above a padded drop-in seat, covered in later floral-patterned needlework, on shell-headed cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet, the underside with label inscribed 'T 33 /No 24', minor replacements to veneers, restorations to the top of the legs, the rear ears replaced
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A related shell-crested chair of this form, displaying the trade label of the Clerkenwell cabinet-maker Giles Grendey (d. 1780) is illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, fig. 435.
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