Lot 1085: A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR IN THE GOTHIC TASTE, CIRCA 1780 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with a distressed needlework drop in seat
A fine example, with typical old marks and scratches, ingrained dirt and the sort of wear one would expect to see. There is rubbing to exposed edges/angles, notably on the legs. These chairs have a built up a layer of dark polish, which gives them an attractive patina. The trellised backs with age cracks. The left upright with a small hole. The front frieze rail with a dribbled stain mark. The rear legs with consolidated spliced repairs - this could be a secured age crack rather than a full break. The rear feet with small wedge shaped spliced repairs. The needlework seat appears to be 18th century but is in a poor state of repair. Traces of old worm to seat corner supporting blocks but stable.
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