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An important and well documented mid 18th century carved mahogany library armchair, having an upholstered back with shaped top and padded arms on downswept supports finely carved with floral sprays joined to the seat, upholstered in claret coloured silk damask material above serpentine moulded rails and on cabriole legs with acanthus clasp to the knees and scroll toes on leather castors.

Note: The back rail and back frame have been reinstated at some stage.

Literature: Illustrated:
‘Antique Collector’, June 1947, trade advertisement with Charles Lumb & Sons Ltd.
Sotheby & Co, ‘A Collection of English Furniture, Barometers & Clocks, formed by a Gentleman residing in New York’, 27-28 June 1974, pp. 128-99.
Christopher Claxton Stevens, ‘18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection’, 1983, p. 42.

Exhibitions: 'Northern Antiques Fair’, Harrogate, 1992, with Charles Lumb & Sons

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  • Provenance

    Charles Lumb & Sons Ltd., Harrogate, 1947;
    The Arthur Leidesdorf Collection, New York until 1974;
    Norman Adams Ltd., London;
    Private collection, Northumberland, until 1992;
    Charles Lumb & Sons Ltd;
    Private collection, Yorkshire;
    Private collection, London.


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