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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A matched pair of Regency mahogany metamorphic library chairs, circa 1815, after a design by Morgan & Sanders
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A matched pair of Regency mahogany metamorphic library chairs, circa 1815, after a design by Morgan & Sanders
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A matched pair of Regency mahogany metamorphic library chairs, circa 1815, after a design by Morgan & Sanders
one with squab leather cushion, the steps of one with later leather inset, the other lined with carpet, minor variations in height and carving 
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Provenance

carpet lined example: Sotheby's London, 5 June 2007, lot 219

Catalogue Note

These armchairs follow a design by the London firm of Morgan and Sanders, published in Ackermann's Repository in July 1811.  Morgan and Sanders were specialists in the manufacture of 'metamorphic' furniture of this kind and held the patent for this particular model, which was known as the 'Patent Metamorphic Library Chair' (see G.B. Hughes, 'Regency Patent Furniture', Country Life, 2 January 1958, pp.10-12, and B. Austen, 'Morgan and Sanders and the Patent Furniture Makers of Catherine Street', Connoisseur, vol. 187, no. 753, November 1974, pp.180-191.)     

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