A Victorian patent reclining Wing Armchair

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Lot 225
A Victorian patent reclining Wing Armchair

Sold for £ 2,151 (US$ 2,956) inc. premium
A Victorian patent reclining Wing Armchair
attributed to Ward of London
padded, upholstered and close nailed in red leather, the rectangular back adjustable by a brass handle, the padded arm supports above a forward sliding footstool with hinged rest, the baluster turned front legs joined by stretchers on brass wheels and castors, the seat rail stamped 12929.

Footnotes


  • For an identical wheeled armchair see Sotheby’s, Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire 28-30 May 2002, lot 416, which retained its oval paper label to rear seat rail. The label was inscribed:

    ‘Ward Manufacturers Patentee Saville House invalid chairs and carriages of every description Chester Square, London’

    John Ward entered into partnership with Thomas Griffin, invalid chair-maker at 6 Leicester Square circa 1845. By 1851 Griffin retired and Ward continued trading until 1903.
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