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A George III carved mahogany library tub chair, late 18th century, attributed to Gillows

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A George III carved mahogany library tub chair, late 18th century, attributed to Gillows

A George III carved mahogany library tub chair, late 18th century, attributed to Gillows

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

5,670

GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A George III carved mahogany library tub chair

late 18th century, attributed to Gillows


the downswept arms above paterae on square tapering legs terminating with brass cappings and castors, upholstered in later close-nail morocco leather

Generally in good order. The leather upholstery must be quite new and condition is good. Small splits to joints of armrests. One paterae missing to legs which have typical small chips, losses and nicks to frame and carved detail, notably to foot of one back leg. A smart chair with a rich colour to the mahogany.


"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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Probably John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) for Workington Hall, Cumbria and probably removed to Belle Isle, Windermere, in the 1930s when Workington Hall was given up;
Thence by descent.
Inventory of the contents of Workington Hall, made by Messrs J R Mitchell and Sons, auctioneers & valuers of Cockermouth, March 1930, probably the 'Hepplewhite tub-shaped Arm Chair upholstered in tapestry' listed in the Drawing Room, p. 19 (Cumbria Archives, DCU/1/217).
The present lot is possibly the 'Bergere Chair in Black Spanish Leather' recorded in Gillows' Waste Book on 27 June 1799 and supplied to John Christian Curwen at a cost of £3. 3s. 0d.