A pair of George III mahogany hall chairs, circa 1760
- paint mahogany
An identical pair of chairs to the present lot was sold by the Earl of Guildford with Christie’s, Lissadel Sale, Co. Sligo, Ireland, 25 November 2003, lot 221, with later painted crest.
The Elwes Baronetcy, of Stoke in the County of Suffolk, was a title in the Baronetage of England created in 1660 for Gervase Elwes, MP for Sudbury and Suffolk. The second Baronet, Sir Hervey Elwes (1683-1763) and his nephew John Elwes, were notable misers, the latter being reputedly the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol character Scrooge. The title became extinct on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1787.