A set of six Victorian carved mahogany open armchairs by Henry Samuel, late 19th century
in the George III style and two sizez comprising two large and four small, four with close-nailed leather upholstery, each stamped 'H. SAMUEL 484 OXFORD ST LONDON'
Guy Oswald Smith (1861-1928) or Rose Marguerite Smith (1866-1942)
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at 19 Hill Street, 1927, probably from the set of 12 'Dining Room / A set of twelve mahogany arm-chairs of Hepplewhite design with shield shaped backs, pierced and carved with oval medallion of flowers, ribbon ties and husk ornament, on carved square tapered legs, the seats covered with leather';
Inventory of the Property of Rose O. Smith at 25 Chesham Place, 1931, probably from the set of 12 'Dining Room / Set of 12 mahogany Hepplewhite pattern Arm chairs, shield shaped backs, elaborately carved panels of flowers, ribbons etc.'
In 1927 the set was valued at £200 and was one of the most expensive items at Hill Street.