London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
THE PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER
A YORKSHIRE OAK ARMCHAIR
LATE 17TH CENTURY
With elaborate scrolling berry-carved toprail and scroll ears, the panel with lozenge and scroll flourishes, struck 'M.R.' to the reverse, with paper inventory label beneath 'LOCHMORE NO.52 1948'
49in. (125cm.) high; the seat -- 23½in. (60cm.) wide; 15½in. (39cm.) deep; 17in. (43cm.) high
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A similar chair, one of a pair, originally from Birstall Church and now at Oakwell Hall, Huddersfield is illustrated in the Temple Newsam catalogue Oak Furniture from Yorkshire Churches, Leeds 1971, Cat. No.21.
Lochmore was the Scottish home of the second Duke on the Reay Forest Estate in remote North-West Scotland.
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