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The serpentine toprails centered by acanthus husks, above finely carved and incised interlaced splats. The generously proportioned seats raised on graceful cabriole front legs, with shell carving to the knees and distinctive, realistically carved horse hooves.
Unlike other mass-produced Georgian revival chairs, this set was commissioned by Lord Reading for Twyford Lodge, to match the original early 18th c. chairs and stands out for its bespoke quality and superb craftsmanship.
The inscription on the back seat rail reads:
"These chairs were made by a man called Dyke in 1920. Copied from a late W&M or early QA chairs seen by Lord Reading in the Burlington Arcade. Bought at an auction July 1954 held at Lord Reading's house Twyford Lodge, Horstead Keynes, Sussex."
RUFUS DANIEL ISAACS (1860–1935), first marquess of Reading, British statesman, advocate and Lord Chief Justice, Ambassador to the United States (1918–19) and Viceroy of India (1921–26), was one of the outstanding figures of his age.
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Cescinsky H., English Furniture of the 18th Century, Vol. II, London 1910, pp. 37, 176
|Height||37.25 inch||(94.61 cm)|
|Width||24.25 inch||(61.59 cm)|
|Depth||23.00 inch||(58.42 cm)|