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A pair of George II mahogany armchairs, circa 1740

Provenance

Christie's London, 3 July 1997, lot 31 (£113,512).

Catalogue Note

Whilst no single feature of this armchair allows a firm attribution, the arm decoration is closely related to a pair of chairs from Hinton House supplied by one of Vile & Cobb, William Hallett or Giles Grendey. A notable example attributed to Grendey sharing the similarly carved outswept arms and finely carved legs were sold Sotheby's New York, 26 October 2012, lot 211 ($338,500). A further chair sharing similar carving to the knees and out swept arms also attributed to Grendey, formed part of the celebrated collection of Percival D Griffiths (sold, Christie's, London, 7 April 1983, lot 155).

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