A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH
A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH
A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH
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Property from a Private Collection

A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection 

A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH


Condition Report

In overall reasonable restored condition but would benefit from further attention. Upholstery is worn with nuemrous tears and will need to be replaced. The top rail of the backrest of each chair with evidence of restoration including plug repairs. A significant loss to veneer of one backrest. Some replacements to swag marquetry inlay. Frames sound and sturdy and each chair has been strenghtened with baton supports to each corner. Evidence of old worm to seat rails which no longer appears to be active. Rear corner of one seat rail with later carved section. Minor old marks and scratches notably to legs and feet consistent with age and use.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 18 November 2008, lot 87.

Catalogue Note

The attribution to Henry Hill of Marlborough is based on a documented set of nearly identical chairs supplied to Thomas Mansel at Penrice Castle, Glamorgan, in 1778 (illustrated Lucy Wood, The Upholstered Furniture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Volume II, Singapore, 2008, p. 628, fig. 394). The present chairs are identical to a set of three chairs in the Lady Lever Art Gallery (LL 4308-4310) and it is conceivable they once formed part of the same suite (see Wood, op. cit., p. 627).

STYLE: Private Collections
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