Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


Regency nautical chair made for the Alliance Assurance company

$ 22,500
  • Description
    A large and imposing Regency nautical chair made for the Alliance assurance company, the rectangular leather covered back, padded arms and seat surmounted by a cresting rail with a shaped central panel carved with a three masted ship in full sail flying a flag incised ‘Alliance’, all within a rope twist border and flanked by two openwork tridents, the frame and scroll-arms deeply gadrooned, the front legs carved as cannons. English, circa 1820.

    Height: 53in (134.5cm)

    Seat 27in (68.5cm) square. Seat height: 21in (53.5cm)

    Footnote: It is probable that this chair was made for the boardroom of the Alliance Maritime Assurance Company, founded in 1824 by the Rothschilds. Other chairs of a similar sort are known to have been made as presidents’ chairs for banking halls etc.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: wood, leather
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: Circa 1820
    Styles / Movements: Regency, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 573987
  • Dimensions
    W. 27 in; H. 53 in; D. 27 in;
    W. 68.58 cm; H. 134.62 cm; D. 68.58 cm;
    Seat H. 21 in;
    Seat H. 53.34 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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