W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd
Set of four Hepplewhite Period Mahogany Salon Armchairs
An important set of 4 Hepplewhite Period Mahogany Salon Armchairs. The cartouche shaped carved backs with wavy carved uprights flanked by carved shaped scrolling arms and raised on extremely fine carved cabriole legs.
N.B One from this set of Armchairs is illustrated in "Going for a Song: English Furniture Arthur Negus talks to Max Robertson".Pp 72/73, Illus 23. BBC publications, 1969.
We first acquired this spectacular set of four Salon Armchairs back in the mid 1980s from a Swiss family who had been living in London and buying fine pieces for many years. They acquired the chairs from Messrs Apter-Fredericks in the Fulham Road during the 70s and when they moved back to Switzerland some of their acquisitions stayed behind.
We sold them very quickly to an Interior Designer who has recently offered them back to us. When they arrived back, the original covering from when Apter-Fredericks had them was still on there and was wearing a little thin so we have just had them re-covered. They have come up a treat and look better now than when we first had them some 30 years ago.
Price: £25,000 / US$ 39,000 / € 29,250