A George I walnut armchair upholstered in the original 18th century petit point needlework
Lot 39
A George I walnut armchair
upholstered in the original 18th century petit point needlework
Sold for £43,750 (US$ 72,328) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Collection of an Architect; The Old Rectory, Kent
A George I walnut armchair
upholstered in the original 18th century petit point needlework
The rectangular padded back with fine needlework depicting a twin-handled urn issuing a profusion of summer flowers including carnations, tulips roses and peonies on a dark umber gound, with outswept moulded arms on inswept supports, the saddle shaped drop-in seat with conforming needlework depicting a cat amongst further similar flora and foliage on blue and earth coloured ground, the shell carved seat rail, on shell and foliate carved cabriole legs and claw and ball feet, the drop-in seat with original webbing and scrim, 66cm wide, 49cm deep, 99cm high (25 1/2in wide, 19in deep, 38 1/2in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased Christie's London, 7th June 2007, lot 53.
    Restored:
    Arlington Conservation, London.

    A closely related chair was sold from the estate of the late Mr and Mrs Melvyn Rollason, Christie's London, 3 July 1997, lot 179 and another from the collection of Dr Frank Crozer-Knowles, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania was sold Christie's, New York, 22 October 1988, lot 237, a further related pair of armchairs was sold Christie's, New York, 22 October 1988, lot 71 and a further single armchair from the collection of Grace L. Lambert was sold Sotheby's, New York, 22 January 1994, lot 287.
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