This utterly beautiful chair was discovered In a Shropshire farmhouse

Lot 239, summer sale, 17.7.19. Estimate 800/1200. Sold for £10,500 (+bp).

 Lot 239, summer sale, 17.7.19. Estimate 800/1200. Sold for £10,500 (+bp)

 

“ This utterly beautiful chair which was discovered In a Shropshire farmhouse was my favourite discovery and object that we sold in 2019. This is because not only of its gorgeous gothic proportions, but for its originality, patina and depth of colour and history. Honest and humble, such pieces are often heavily altered and restored as the passing centuries take their toll. However, this 18th century piece has stood the test of time, clearly looked after and loved, with only the most minor of alterations. So there it sat, quietly watching the momentous changes and events in history witnessed between its conception and now, waiting to be found”

 

 

Lot Description - 

An unusual 18th century vernacular gothic Windsor armchair , the back and arms principally in yew wood, the central pierced splat with pointed apertures framed within a pointed arch,, united by further pierced supports before simple tapering arms with swept supports above a pointed saddled elm seat, with a fluted border, raised on cabriole legs united by hay rake stretchers, 107 cm high, 53 cm wide (maximum) seat height 47 cm.

Provenance: Property of a private Shropshire gentleman.

 

 

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