27 October 2006
A MATCHED PAIR OF EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN ARMCHAIRS
ONE REGENCY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE OTHER 20TH CENTURY
Each with line-incized back with horizontal toprail above a caned splat and seat, with green mauré silk squab, the arms with leopard monopodia supports continuing into the legs, with Alfred Bullard Inc., Pennsylvania upholstery label on the underside, one inscribed in chalk '466WH' (2)
The Regency chair: possibly Temple Williams, Ltd., London (see footnote).
with Alfred Bullard, Philadelphia.
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An identical Regency chair, possibly one of the present lot, is illustrated in E. T. Joy, The Country Life Book of Chairs, London, 1967, p. 70, fig. 70. The chair was in the possession of Temple Williams Ltd.
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