A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Arributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's
Lot 442
A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,634) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's
A pair of leather and oak framed wing armchairs
Attributed to Charles W. Swanson, Edinburgh, 1920's
Each with saddle-tree back within spiral carved arms, raised on corresponding front legs with block feet and united by stretchers, 65cm wide, 80cm deep, 81.5cm high (25.5" wide, 31" deep, 32" high).

Footnotes

  • The following three lots were removed from Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire.

    By repute the chairs were designed by the architect, initially James Miller and latterly Matthew Adam, who completed the project, although it is perhaps more likely they were provided by Charles W Swanson. Gleneagles Hotel was reviewed in The Builder on 3rd of April 1924, the final paragraph states: 'Decoration of several of the public rooms and the private sitting rooms was carried out by Mr Charles Swanson of Edinburgh.' Although less well known today, Charles W Swanson was well established in the capital and is likely to have undertaken commissions nationwide. An advert appeared for the firm in Connoisseur, February 1907 alongside entries from London firms Heal & Son and New Bond Street dealer Partridge, proclaiming 'Charles W Swanson, Designer Decorator Furnisher and Electrician'.
    The chairs are stylistically similar to Sir Robert Lorimer and may have originally been situated in the oak-clad reception hall.
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