London, South Kensington
20 - 21 January 2009
A GEORGE II OAK WING ARMCHAIR
CIRCA 1740, NORTH COUNTRY
With arched panel back, flattened arms and rope seat
45¼ in. (115 cm.) high; 29 in. (73 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep
Purchased by Roger Warner in Skipton, Yorkshire on 5 March 1963.
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Dr. B. Cotton, The English Regional Chair, Woodbridge, 1990, p.435, fig. NW432.
'Common Furniture', A Loan Exhibition, Temple Newsam, Leeds, 19 August- 18 September 1982, item 17.
Sometimes referred to as a 'lambing' chair, which is probably based on a Romantic notion rather than on fact, this distinctive type of armchair with wings is peculiar to Lancashire and Yorkshire. They were almost certainly intended as comfortable fireside chairs for the head of the household.
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