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Auction: The Oak Interior
was auctioned on: 18 September 2019
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A particularly large fruitwood and elm Windsor armchair, High Wycombe, circa 1840-80

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Estimate: £600 - £800
ca. US$749 - US$998
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 561, Views: 9

A particularly large fruitwood and elm Windsor armchair, High Wycombe, circa 1840-80 The back with an ornately fretted splat and two curved laths each side, below a bold curved shaped stay rail, the scroll-ended arms supported on three elaborately turned supports, elm saddle-seat, on large ball and baluster-turned legs, with vase-shaped feet, and connected by an H-form turned stretcher with double cross-stretchers, the rear edge of the seat stamped with the maker's initials 'W.W', 71cm wide x 68cm deep x 122cm high, (27 1/2in wide x 26 1/2in deep x 48in high) Fußnoten Literature: Bernard Cotton, The English Regional chair (2000) illustrates two comparable Windsor armchairs, figures TV193 & TV194, p. 88. The auther notes that the chairs embody 'the highest levels of constructional quality in producing what was probably a commemorative chair'. Examples of this type of chair were advertised by many of the Wycombe chair manufacturers, see for example the catalogue of Glenister and Gibbons, Oxford Road, High Wycombe, [fl.1865-79], a plate of which is illustrated ibid. p. 95. Chair no. 124 which resembles this lot, cost £1 at the time the catalogue was published.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Oak Interior
Date of the auction: 18 Sep 2019
Address: Bonhams London
Oxford Banbury Road Shipton-on-Cherwell Kidlington Oxford OX5 1JH Tel: +44 1865 853640 Fax : +44 1865 372722 [email protected]