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Auction: Auction 25.06.1996
was auctioned on: 25 June 1996
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AN UNUSUAL CARVED AND STAINED OAK THRONE CHAIR

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,233 - US$1,850
Price realised:  £920
ca. US$1,418
Lot number 193, Views: 54

AN UNUSUAL CARVED AND STAINED OAK THRONE CHAIR 19TH CENTURY The pierced arched toprail carved with a draped classical female holding an anchor in her left hand and with a bird resting on her right hand, the rectangular upholstered back covered in a painted and embossed Spanish-style leather panel, worked with an exotic bird, insects and flowering foliage, including a pomegranite, a pear and a bunch of grapes, the similarly upholstered serpentine seat flanked by similarly upholstered padded and down-scrolled armrests, supported by recumbent lions, on acanthus-carved cabriole supports and claw and ball feet joined by a waved apron centred by a lion portrait mask, the reverse bearing a paper label printed with a lion motto and inscribed Henry Fairfax height of back 63in. (160cm)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 25.06.1996
Date of the auction: 25 Jun 1996
Address: Christie's
Glasgow