Nelson Interest: A Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway carved oak and walnut open armchair Bearing a copper plaque reading 'Manufactured from the oak and copper salved from Nelson's 'Foudroyant', Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd., Manchester'
Lot 867
Nelson Interest: A Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway carved oak and walnut open armchair Bearing a copper plaque reading 'Manufactured from the oak and copper salved from Nelson's 'Foudroyant', Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd., Manchester'
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 8,702) inc. premium

Lot Details
Nelson Interest: A Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway carved oak and walnut open armchair Bearing a copper plaque reading 'Manufactured from the oak and copper salved from Nelson's 'Foudroyant', Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd., Manchester'
Nelson Interest: A Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway carved oak and walnut open armchair
Bearing a copper plaque reading 'Manufactured from the oak and copper salved from Nelson's 'Foudroyant', Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd., Manchester'
In late 17th Century style, with arched and foliate scroll-carved toprail above a tooled leather-upholstered back, with downswept curved and scroll-ended padded open arms either side of a nailed stuff-over seat, raised to the front on a pair of turned and fluted supports terminating in scroll-moulded feet united by a pierced and scroll-carved stretcher, with turned side stretchers.

Footnotes

  • Ordered in 1788 and launched in May 1798, H.M.S. Foudroyant was an 80-gun two-decker of 2,062 tons. Originally promised to Admiral Nelson but still unfinished when he was ordered to the Mediterranean in March 1798, she later served briefly as his flagship (June 1799-June 1800) before becoming flagship to Admiral Lord Keith. After an active role in the recapture of Malta, her active career came to an end in 1812. In 1891 she was finally placed on the Sale List and sold out of the service the following January for £2,350 to a German shipbreaker. Englishman Mr Wheatley Cobb bought her back, fitted her out, and sailed her round the coast. However, on the night of 15 June 1897 she was driven ashore off Blackpool. The timber and copper from the wreck was purchased by the firm of Goodhall, Lamb & Heighway Ltd of Manchester and used to make furniture and small souvenirs. The firm published a catalogue of items available and this particular chair was selling at the turn of the century for ten pounds, three shillings and sixpence.
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