8 June 2006
A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Each with dished top rail above a vase-shaped solid splat carved with foliate decoration, with drop-in padded seat covered in gros and petit point needlework, on cabriole legs headed by scrolled foliage and oak-leaf ornament to the knees, on paw feet, one chair with fragmentary typed label to inside of back seat rail '...INSTITUTE/OF/FINE/ARTS'
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep (2)
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A set of six George II mahogany dining-chairs with similar oak-leaf carvings to the knees was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 18 November 1982, lot 152.
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