A pair of George I walnut and marquetry armchairs with the coat of arms of the Suckling family<BR />second quarter 18th century
Lot 5278W
A pair of George I walnut and marquetry armchairs with the coat of arms of the Suckling family
second quarter 18th century
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of George I walnut and marquetry armchairs with the coat of arms of the Suckling family
second quarter 18th century
The splats inlaid with the coat of arms of the Suckling family and motto: Mora Trahit Periculum (Delay engenders perils), the drop seats covered in gros and petit point needlework with the same coat of arms and dated 1732, the chair arms possibly of a later date.
height 38 3/4in (98.5cm); width 22 1/2in (56.5cm); depth of seat 16 1/2in (42cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    - Probably made for Robert Suckling (1673-1734) of Barsham Hall and Woodton (Suffolk), thence by descent in the Suckling family
    - Sold Christie's, London, 29 March 1984, lot 33
    - Sold Christie's, London, 9 April 1987, lot 37
    - The Collection of Miriam and Bernard Landman

    According to family tradition, the needlework was executed by Mary Suckling (b. 1705), daughter of Robert and Dorothy, before her marriage in 1734.

    Literature:
    Adam Bowett, English Furniture, 1660-1714, Antique Collectors' Club, 2009, p. 176, ill. pl. 4:65
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