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A George II mahogany hall chair
Circa 1740, in the manner of William Kent
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A George II mahogany hall chair
Circa 1740, in the manner of William Kent
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Details & Cataloguing

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A George II mahogany hall chair
Circa 1740, in the manner of William Kent

Literature

Related Literature:

J. Bryant, `The Refurnishing of Chiswick House', Georgian Group Journal, 103-106
J. Bryant, `Chiswick House Chair', National Art Collections Fund Review, 1997, no. 4446

Catalogue Note

The present armchair relates to a suite of twelve mahogany elbow chairs supplied to Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (d.1753), under the direction of William Kent (d. 1748) for his villa at Chiswick, circa 1730 (see T. Rosoman, `The decoration and use of the principal apartments of Chiswick House', Burlington Magazine, October 1985, p. 677). A single chair from this group sold Christie's, `The Manor House at Clifton Hampden, The home of Chistoper Gibbs Esq.', 25-26 September, 2001, lot 9.

An almost identical armchair, formerly in the collection of Lenygon & Co Ltd. is illustrated in Francis Lenygon, Furniture in England From 1660-1760, 1914, p. 57, pl. 77.

Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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London