21 October 1999
A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIR
With a cartouche-shaped padded back within a plain surround with scrolled cresting and with oval seat, each with drop-in panel of contemporary Georgian gros point floral needlework on a yellow ground with outscrolling arms on cabriole legs ending in pointed pad feet joined by a lotus-leg capped shaped X-form stretcher
Purchased from Hotspur Ltd., London in 1966 (1,290).
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The unusual and distinctive design of the stretcher is inspired by contemporary 'Indian' or Japanese and Chinese lacquer cabinets-on-stands, whose stands often display a lotus-leg central ornament.
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