2 May 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
AN ITALIAN GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT THRONE CHAIR
The shaped cresting surmounted by a basket of flowers and further foliate and floral scrolls above the back and seat covered in yellow damask, the deep apron, sides and back with conforming scrolling foliage centred by a scallop-shell on cabriole legs with scroll feet and further shell-motif, restorations to arms, half of the cresting replaced, with signs of original green underpaint
Lady Eva Dugdale.
Thence by descent.
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