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Details & Cataloguing

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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Manner of Gillows
PRINCE OF WALES PLUME ARMCHAIR
together with another painted beech armchair in a similar style, but of a later date
Quantity: 2
polychrome decorated beech
18th century
The earlier ebonised armchair circa 1790 and the later example circa 1890.
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Literature

One photographed at Notley Abbey circa 1959.

Catalogue Note

For designs which relate to the offered lot and in particular the ebonised 'Prince of Wales of Plume' chair, see Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1790-1800, Royston, 1995, figs. 260 and 278. The design sketch for this chair, referred to as a 'Drapery and Feather Back chair' is dated 1788.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London