22 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH
The waved toprail above a pierced interlaced splat with outcurved arms with scroll terminals, above a padded drop-in seat covered in pale-blue chinoiserie silk damask, on leaf-carved cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet, repair to front-left leg, front-left ear missing
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 18 November 1972, lot 707.
Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt & family; sold Christie's New York, 14-15 February 2001, lot 551.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A related armchair, with reed-gadrooned rail and less elaborate splat, is illustrated in J.Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830, New York, 1982, fig. 874.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.