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LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
boxwood strung mahogany
19th century
Made in Regency style circa 1890-1900.
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Provenance

Possibly the chair acquired from Colefax & Fowler, ‘An antique Hepplewhite carved Berger upholstered in yellow velvet’ for £125, 30 September 1949, (Laurence Olivier Archive, The British Library, London, Add MS 79839)

Literature

Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 5, lounge, ‘A mahogany and fine line square shaped easy chair with turned rail arm supports on square tapering legs and spade feet, the seat sides and back stuffed and covered in buff coloured’ (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1);
Photographed at Notley Abbey in the library circa 1959.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London