London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A set of fourteen French carved giltwood dining or side chairs, late 19th/early 20th century
In the Louis XVI style, each with curved arched caned panelled back with foliate paterae cresting and ribband borders, with foliate ornament below, having balloon-shaped caned seat and guilloche carved seat rails, on stop-fluted tapering legs with foliate, block and spool turned feet, each with a pale green velvet floral embossed cushion (14)
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Ball Room, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Russian Rooms, and by descent.
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1949 Luton Hoo Inventory, p. 17, in the Ball Room.
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