Chairs and Shelves at Christie’s

Christie’s are conducting The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures at their King Street, London rooms on the 17th of November 2016.

Amongst the furniture on offer is lot 152, a set of six George II fruitwood Windsor armchairs, carrying an estimate of £30,000 – £50,000 ($48,073 – $80,122). The same set of chairs was offered by Christie’s in London on the 19th of May 2016 with an estimate of £20,000 – £30,000 (passed in).

geo_ii_fruitwood_armchairs_c1740_01fGeorge II fruitwood Windsor armchairs, circa 1740. Possibly commissioned for the Earls of Buckinghamshire for Hampden House, Buckinghamshire. (Christie’s)

Another familiar item in the sale is lot 148, a set of George III mahogany hanging shelves, which carry an estimate of £1,200 – £1,800 ($1,925 – $2,888). The same shelves were previously offered by Christie’s in their South Kensington rooms on the 20th of July 2010 with an estimate of £500 – £700 and ultimately realised £4,375.

geo_iii_chippendale_mahogany_bookshelves_c1760_02cGeorge III mahogany chinoiserie hanging shelves, circa 1760. (Christie’s)

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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9 Responses to Chairs and Shelves at Christie’s

  1. Mihai says:

    I love that shelf.


  2. Hi Jack; The hanging shelves are just beautiful and something I would love to make, Wish I had the dimentions,


  3. Warwick says:

    Hi Jack

    The shelves are interesting. Where in the house wound they have been used? Would they have hung above a chest or sideboard?




  4. Tom Bristowe says:

    Dear Mr Plane; what makes the chairs ‘ Windsor chairs’ . I know there are many variations on the theme. Is there a definition?


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