Lot 568: Assembled Pair of Walnut or Oak ''Granville'' Chairs
January 25, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Assembled Pair of Walnut or Oak 'Granville' Chairs
E. W. Pugin, circa 1870
The walnut example with concave backrest with painted plugs, the oak example with ebony plugs, both on chamfered flaring stiles continuing to back legs, above a plank seat, the pierced supports joined by an arched stretcher with pegged sides, the underside of the oak seat stamped 644 twice.
Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875), son of the famous British architect, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, followed in his father's footsteps in the use of materials and 'truth of construction' for the design of the present chairs, registered in 1870 for the Granville Hotel, Ramsgate, Kent. A similar example made of stained oak, ebony and brass is found in The Metropolitan Museum, acc. no. 1993.134.
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