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A set of fourteen mid 18th century carved walnut dining chairs comprising twelve side chairs and two armchairs, each having a yoke shaped back and shaped uprights with a pierced vase shaped splat and applied with carved flora paterae and rope ornament, and having stuffed seats upholstered with burgundy red silk damask; on cabriole legs with flower carved knees, terminating in claw and ball feet to the front and pad feet to the reverse. The armchairs with outswept arms and leaf carved scroll terminals on downswept supports with acanthus base joined to the side of the seats.

Note: Five side chairs are of a later date.

Literature: Herbert Cescinsky, ‘The collection of the Hon. Sir John Ward K.C.V.O.’, ‘Connoisseur’, March 1921, p. 145.
H. Avray Tipping, ‘English Homes’, Period IV, vol. I, ‘Late Stuart, 1649-1714’, 1929, pp. 303-312.

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  • Provenance

    The Collection of Whitney Miller, New York;
    Tom Devenish & Co., New York;
    Private collection, USA.


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