Description & Technical information

Note: The needlework is original to the chairs.
Two chairs of the same design and possibly from the same set were formerly on loan to Mompesson House in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. A set of six chairs also with their original needlework was exhibited by Phillips of Hitchin at the Grosvenor House Antique Dealers’ Fair in 1962, and a matching single chair is in a private collection in Canada.

Date:  circa 1730
Period:  George II
Origin:  English
Medium: Walnut
Dimensions: 103.5 x 60 x 61.5 cm (40³/₄ x 23⁵/₈ x 24¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Washington, DC, USA.
Literature: The Antique Dealers’ Fair and Exhibition handbook, London, 1962, p. 70; advertisement with Phillips of Hitchin.
Sotheby’s, ‘Fine English Furniture, Textiles and Reference Books’, sale catalogue, 8 March 1985, lot 54.
Categories: Furniture