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The chairs retain their original needlework covers and most of the gilding. They belong to a well-known suite of chairs, many of them in public collections and museums in England and the USA. One pair is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and another pair is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Liverpool, while a single chair without needlework is in the Parker Knoll collection at the Metropolitan University in London. Two chairs photographed by R. W. Symonds cannot be traced at the moment.

Literature: Illustrated:
Northern Antique Dealers Fair handbook, 1972, p. 62; with Simon Redburn Fine Arts Ltd.
International Art Treasures Exhibition handbook, Bath, 1973, pl. 7; with Simon Redburn Fine Arts Ltd.
Sotheby’s, ‘The Hochschild Collection of Highly Important English Furniture’, 1 December 1978, lot 24.

Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1927, vol. 1, p. 227, fig. 70; a chair from the set formerly in the Sir George Donaldson Collection.
R. W. Symonds, ‘The British Antique Dealers’ Association Exhibition’, Old Furniture 'A Magazine for Domestic Ornament', vol. 4, May-August 1928, p. 28, fig. 2; a chair from the same set, formerly in the collection of Percival D. Griffiths.
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton, 1929, p. 280; a chair from the set.
Bernard Hughes, ‘Chairs for Georgian Exquisites’, Country Life, 7 July 1966, pp. 47-8.

Exhibitions: Northern Antique Dealers Fair, Harrogate, 1972, with Simon Redburn Fine Arts Ltd.
International Art Treasures Exhibition, Bath, 1973, with Simon Redburn Fine Arts Ltd.

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  • Provenance

    atherine Gordon of Gight;
    Mallett & Son Ltd., London, England;
    Simon Redburn Fine Arts Ltd., London, England, 1972;
    Gerald Hochschild, 96 Cheyne Walk, London, England, until 1978;
    Private collection, England.


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