A set of six????? George III carved giltwood open armchairs in the Louis XV taste
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A set of six George III carved giltwood open armchairs in the Louis XVI taste
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A set of six George III carved giltwood open armchairs
in the Louis XVI taste
The oval moulded backs above needlework seats with armorials for the Dering family, above outswept padded scrolling arms, on 'S' scroll moulded arm supports above serpentine padded seats, worked in a variety of needlework patterns, above fluted seat rails on fluted tapering legs headed by roundels, on turned feet, three chairs with losses to the height of the legs.

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  • Provenance: commissioned by Sir Edward Dering, 6th Baronet (28 September 1732 – 8 December 1798) for Surrenden Dering, Kent.

    These are the arms of a member of the DERING family, Baronets of Surrenden Dering in Kent, although evidently recently extinct.The arms of DERING quartering DEERING (ancient), impaling YEA quartering LACY, BREWER and NEWMAN for the marriage (30 July 1846) of Cholmeley Charles Dering (1785-1858) of Ayot St Lawrence, Herts., to Charlotte Mary Yea, 2nd daughter of Sir William Yea, Bt of Pyrland Hall, Somerset.

    The Dering family, from their early beginnings in the reign of Henry II, grew in importance, inheriting the manor of Surrenden renaming it Surrenden Dering. Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet (1598–1644) was an English antiquary and politician. Dering was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent (d.1636). The title of Baronet was passed down from Sir Edward. The Dering Manuscript, the earliest surviving manuscript text of any Shakespearean play, was discovered at Surrenden Manor, Pluckley, Kent. The manuscript provides a single-play version of both Part 1 and Part 2 of Henry IV. The consensus of Shakespeare scholars is that the Dering manuscript represents a redaction prepared around 1613, perhaps for family or amateur theatrics, by Edward Dering (1598-1644), of Surrenden Manor, Pluckley, Kent.

    Surrenden Manor was built around 1356 by John de Surrenden. He was succeeded by his daughter, Joan, who married John Haut Esq. On his death c. 1431, their two daughters were inherited, and the eldest, Christian, married John Dering. The Manor stayed in the Dering family for generations to follow. The main portion
    of the Surrenden Dering was built by Sir Edward Dering, First Baronet (1598-1644) and was sold by the family in 1920 becoming a school. A serious fire in 1952 destroyed most of the house, and the remains were demolished in 1953
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