Christie’s Julians Park and Six Private Collections live auction on the 8th of June has many fine lots for the collector and connoisseur.
Amongst the lots on offer is an early hall chair (lot 171), a rather attractive and Windsor-esque early eighteenth-century chair (figure 1).
Fig. 1. George II mahogany and marquetry hall chair, circa 1730. (Christie’s)
When hall chairs come up, one normally imagines the somewhat austere nineteenth-century mahogany chairs with their imposing carved or painted armorials (figures 2, 3 & 4).
Fig. 3. Regency hall chair armorial, circa 1815. (Christie’s)
Fig. 4. George IV hall chair armorial, circa 1822. (Sotheby’s)
Lot 171, with its marquetry armorial, is an altogether more familiar chair (figure 5).
Fig. 5. Back splat with marquetry armorial, circa 1730. (Christie’s)