THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS  (4428041)
THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS  (4428041)
THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS  (4428041)
THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS  (4428041)
THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS  (4428041)

THE GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE CHAIRS (4428041)

c. 1755 England

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A pair of George II parcel gilt mahogany side chairs attributed to Wright and Elwick.

The 1813 inventory of Grimsthorpe mentions ‘6 mahogany chairs carv’d backs / and stuffd seats cover’d with Drab / emboss’d Velvet in suite with the / Bed Furniture’.

The chairs were converted from stuff-over seats to drop-in seats at some time prior to 1924, when they were photographed in situ at Grimsthorpe; the bed en suite with the chairs can be seen in the 1924 photograph of the Tapestry Bedroom.


The chairs: English, circa 1755

The needlework: English, circa 1755

Price: £100,000 +
Peregrine, 3rd Duke of Ancaster (1714-1778) for Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England;
Gilbert, 2nd Earl of Ancaster (1867-1951);
H. Blairman & Sons Ltd., London, England, 1946;
Collection of Mr. and Miss Clariça Davidson, England, until 1988;
Mallett & Son Ltd., London, England, until 1999;
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Saul P. Steinberg, New York, USA;
Private collection, New York, USA.
Yvonne Hackenbroch, ‘English Furniture with Some Furniture of Other Countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection’, 1958, figs. 143–7.

Illustrated:
‘Grimsthorpe Castle III’, ‘Country Life’, 26 April 1924, pp. 650-56,,fig. 10.
H. Avray Tipping and Christopher Hussey, ‘English Homes’, Period IV, vol. II, 1928, p. 320, fig. 475.
‘Antique Collector’, July 1946, advertisement; with H. Blairman &Sons Ltd.
Margaret Jourdain and F. Rose, ‘English Furniture, the Georgian Period 1750-1830’, 1953, p. 72, illus. 32.
Lanto Synge, ‘Mallett’s Great English Furniture’, 1991, p. 48, fig. 41.
Mallett & Son Ltd., ‘A Noble Art, Historic Needlework’, 1999, pp. 54-5.
Nicholas Goodison and Robin Kern, ‘Hotspur - Eighty Years of Antiques Dealing’, 2004, p. 135, illus. 7.
Dimensions
Height 107.50 cm (42.32 inches)
Width 60.50 cm (23.82 inches)
Depth 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
Stock Code
4428041
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