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$ 29,500

A pair of William IV adjustable mahogany library armchairs, by George Minter

Documentation Signed
Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Leather, Mahogany
Dimensions
W. 26 in; H. 43 in; D. 29 in;
W. 66.04 cm; H. 109.22 cm; D. 73.66 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1832
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A pair of William IV adjustable mahogany library armchairs, by George Minter, one dated 1832, each with adjustable buttoned leather-upholstered backs, seats and armrests, the seats with moulded rails and fitted with hinged footrests with ratchet mechanisms, on turned, tapered reeded legs and brass castors, one chair fitted with a fitted adjustable reading slope. Stamped in three places ‘G Minter, 33 Gerard St. Soho, W R Patent. No 395’ and dated ‘August 1832 under the upholstery, the other stamped on each leg ‘G Minter, 26 Princes St. Soho, W R Patent 309’ and on the reading slope mechanism ‘Munyards, 90 Wardour St.’


Footnote: George Minter of Soho was a cabinet maker and upholsterer who specialised in patented reclining chairs from 1829 to 1854. Several of his chairs are well documented including one reputed to belong to Charles Darwin and a group recorded in Christopher Gilbert, ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840’, 1996, p.338.
Styles / Movements Traditional, William IV
Book References His chairs are well documented including one reputed to belong to Charles Darwin, recorded in Christopher Gilbert, ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840’, 1996, p.338.
Incollect Reference Number 267574
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