comprising two armchairs and seven side chairs together with five later side chairs. 14 pieces. Each back with a slightly arched crest rail with rope-carved molding above a shaped pierced splat, the uprights with C-scrolls at each upper corner centered by flower heads and with foliate and folower head clasp at the center, the over upholstered seats on cabriole legs carved at the knees with foliate ornamented flower heads with ruffled brackets with scroll terminals and with carved paw feet, the outswept plain cabriole legs with C-scroll brackets and pad toes, the solid molded arms with acanthus leaf carved scroll terminals, the incurved supports similarly carved; the undersides with small metal plates stamped WCW and variously numbered.
The Collection of Whitney Miller, New York
Sotheby's, New York, April 11, 1987, lot 283, Property from the Estate of Flora Whitney Miller
Christie's, New York, October 19, 2000, lot 258
Two stools with identically carved legs, presumably from the same suite, are recorded. One was formerly in the collection of Sir John Ward, Dudley House, Park Lane, London, illustrated in The Connoisseur, March 1921, H. Ceskinsky, 'The Collection of the Hon. Sir John Ward, K.C.V.O.', p. 145, no. XIII. Another stool from the collection of the Harvard University Art Museums, was sold Christie's, New York, January 21, 1999, lot 324.
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