London, South Kensington
18 November 1992
The Property of the Late Lord Lurgan,Sold by Order of the Executors.
A pair of George II style mahogany open armchairs, each with outscrolled top rail carved with drapery swags, foliage and eagle arm terminals, with C-scroll solid splats carved with shells and claw feet, the uprights with flowerheads, the scroll arms with eagles head terminals above serpentine drop-in painted leather seat on cabriole legs with ball and claw feet headed by grotesque masks.
This Hogarthian chair with eagle-escutcheon back and bacchic satyr-headed lion feet is inspired by the celebrated George II seat in Sir John Soane's museum, discussed by R.W.Symonds in Country Life Magazine, 27 Jan. 1950. (2)
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