A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

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Lot Details

Description

Property of a Gentleman

A PAIR OF REGENCY CANED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS


with loose suede cushions to backrest and seat, the front rail of one chair with journeyman's stamp 'C'

Condition Report

In overall good restored condition and ready to place. Back leg of one chair with splice repair and back leg of other chair with splice and dowel repair to foot of leg. Generally, with minor chips, scuffs and scratches notably to legs consistent with age and use. The caning probably replaced but with some age. The top rail of backrest of one chair with evidence of water spattering to varnish and generally chairs would benefit from a gentle polish. Superb quality and a very smart pair of armchairs.


"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

Acquired from Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd.

Catalogue Note

A closely related model to the present pair of library armchairs, named the 'Ashburnham', features in Gillows' 1803 Estimate Sketch Book, no. 1721 (City of Westminster Library). Sketches of similar chairs appear in the firm's early 19th century room plans preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


For a comparable pair of armchairs, with similarly exaggerated lyre-form backrests, supplied to Thomas Langford-Brooke (d. 1815) for the Library, Mere Hall, Cheshire by Gillows of London and Lancaster, see those sold Christie’s London, 4 July 2002, lot 153.

STYLE: Private Collections
Live Auction Begins:12 Nov 2019 | 01:30 PM GMT