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A pair of George III giltwood side chairs
circa 1760, attributed to John Cobb
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,800 GBP
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292
A pair of George III giltwood side chairs
circa 1760, attributed to John Cobb
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of George III giltwood side chairs
circa 1760, attributed to John Cobb

the over-upholstered backs with serpentine crest-rails, the out swept padded arms with incurved moulded supports joined to the side seat rail, the upholstered seat with moulded seat rails of serpentine form centred at the front with foliate clasps, and continuing to cabriole legs with scrolled toes and scrolled foliate clasps at the knees, re-gilded, with traces of the original blue japanned decoration


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Provenance

Probably commissioned by George, 2nd Earl of Pomfret and his wife Anna Maria Draycott, for the Drawing Room, Easton Neston;
A chair from the suite appears in a photograph, Easton Neston, Entrance Hall, circa. 1880

Literature

T.G.Litchfield, 3 Bruton St., London, The Valuation and Inventory of the more important furniture, China, Articles of Vertu, Decorations and Pictures at Easton Neston, February 1889, part on p.23 and part on p.37, as 'A suite of carved and gilt furniture';
H. Avray Tipping‘Easton Neston - II, Northamptonshire, The Seat of Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh Bt.', Country Life, November 14th 1908, p.669, part of the suite shown in the Large Drawing Room, possibly with needlework covers;
Messrs Foster, Auctioneers & Valuers, Pall Mall, London, Hon. Sir Thomas Hesketh; The Inventory of the contents of the Mansion Eston Neston House, Towcester also certain China, Furniture and Cabinet Objects at 9 Montagu Square, London, removed by Lady Hesketh from Easton Neston House August 1910, pp.116, 118 & 120, on the Grand Staircase as 'a pair of mahogany Chippendale settees upholstered in Italian stamped velvet' and 'a pair of mahogany armchairs upholstered en suite', 'two further pairs en suite' and another pair;
Anon. compiler, An inventoryof the mansion and contents, Easton Neston House, Towcester, typed document (family archive) 1923, p.20, item 1, £1,800, listed under the 'Contents of all other remaining rooms and bedrooms';
Archibald Phillips, 16 Conduit Street, London, W1, Inventory and Valuation of the household Furniture, ornamental effects, Pictures and other items at Easton Neston, February 1927, p.31, item 1, £1,250, listed under 'Furniture in Various Reception Rooms';
H. Avray Tipping, 'Easton Neston - II, Northamptonshire, The Seat of Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, Bt.', Country Life, 27th August 1927, p.298, fig.3, part of the suite shown in The Saloon;
James Lees-Milne, 'Easton Neston, Northamptonshire', English Country Houses Baroque 1685-1715, 1970, p.143, fig. 228

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