A set of eight chairs in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Merseyside, supplied by Thomas Moore to Sir Dudley Ryder (1691-1756) in 1734, shares a very similar pattern of back with an almost identical voluted splat (see Lucy Wood, The Upholstered Furniture in The Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2008, 2 vols., vol. II, P. 292, No. 24). However although the chairs supplied to Sir Dudley Ryder differ in respect of their shell-decorated seatrails and heavily carved Lion mask legs, elements of the scroll carving framing the masks relate to the corresponding decoration on the offered lot. The carving to the knees on the present chairs is also a closely related to those on an armchair recorded in the Percival Griffiths Collection (see R. W. Symonds, English Furniture From Charles II to George II, 1929, p. 98, fig. 75). Similar characteristics are likewise paralleled on the legs of a stool illustrated in Peter Brown ed., The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks at Fairfax House, York, 1987, p. 50, no. 50.
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