A pair of Regency mahogany, brass mounted and bronze hall chairs
Lot 113
A pair of Regency brass and bronze mounted mahogany hall chairs
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,034) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Regency brass and bronze mounted mahogany hall chairs
the scrolled back surmounted with a brass handle above a cast bronze anthemion back, with caned seats on turned front legs 46 cm wide (2)

Footnotes

  • The design for these chairs was published in the 1808 supplement to the trade catalogue, The London Chair-Maker's and Carvers' Book of Prices. It was described as a 'Trafalgar' chair and is characterised by the continuous, curving line formed by the sides of the back . The origin of the chair is unclear, but it is likely to have been a fashionable reference to Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 1805. The style of the chair is Greek revival as indicated by the prominent classical anthemion in bronze.

    A related chair made of ebonised beech and with identical brass mounts is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, No: W27- 1958 (illustrated in Frances Collard, Regency Furniture, 1985, p. 108, fig 3) A related set of seven rosewood examples were sold in the Fine English furniture sale, Bonhams New Bond Street, 22 November 2005, lot 178.

    A pair of chairs of the same model sold Christie's Great Tew Park, 27-29 May 1987 and also a set of six sold Christie's 'The Edward James Collection at West Dean', 2-6 June 1986, lot 289.
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