A Queen Anne carved walnut wing armchair
Lot 8
A Queen Anne carved and ebonised beechwood wing armchair
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,988) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Queen Anne carved and ebonised beechwood wing armchair
Upholstered in Mortlake tapestry, the serpentine top rail above a rectangular padded back and shaped sides with overscrolled padded arms and rectangular seat with loose squab cushion, above an undulating stuff over apron with a pierced scrolling fascia stretcher, with double scroll legs on 'Braganza' feet, joined by a block and baluster turned 'H' stretcher.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    M. Harris & Sons
    The Eric Moller Collection, Sold Sotheby's London, 18 November 1983, lot 38

    Literature:
    M. Harris & Sons, A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art from Late Sixteenth Century to Early Nineteenth Century, Part I, c.1560 to c.1740, privately printed, c.1930, p.45
    M. Harris & Sons, The English Chair, 1948, p.90

    The combination of the inverted scroll leg and double arched forerail with turned tapered stretchers is seen on a walnut 'easy chair' retaining its original upholstery, in the collection of the V&A Museum, London and formerly at Chastleton House, Oxfordshire. The chair is illustrated in A.Bowett, English Furniture, 1660-1714, p.252, pl.8.43.
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