6 July 2000
A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND EBONISED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
Each with concave tablet back inset with ebony panel and stylized flower flanked by patera, above a padded back and seat covered in deep- buttoned dark-red leather, the apron with brass studs and vine leaves to the corners, on turned tapering legs, the reverse of the chairs further carved and ebonised, the underside branded 'CL VR' flanking a crown and 'ROOM 50', one chair with chips to back feet, repairs to base of the back with pointed metal struts the upholstery apparently original (2)
Almost certainly supplied to King George IV, possibly for Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, and inventoried there in 1873, and by descent to
HM King George VI (d.1952), by whom given to the vendor's father, a landscape gardener at Royal Lodge, Windsor, to replace furniture lost when his house was destroyed by bombing in 1940.
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