May 22, 2024 10:00 EST

Old Master Paintings / English & Continental Silver, Furniture & Decorative Arts

 
Lot 329
 

329

George II Burr Walnut and Walnut Armchair attributed to Giles Grendey
Circa 1735

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

The shell-carved crest rail above a vasiform splat and needlework-upholstered drop-in seat flanked by arms with lion head terminals, on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees and ending in claw-and-ball feet; the seat rail stamped 'I', the drop-in seat frame stamped 'IIII'.

Height 39 3/4 in (100.9 cm), width over arms 30 1/2 in (77.4 cm), depth of seat 18 in (45.7 cm)

This model of chair attributed to Giles Grendey was always considered to be one of the finest in Percival Griffiths' collection. That armchair is now in the Bryan Collection, Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois. From the collection of Dr. Frank Crozer Knowles, Christie’s, New York 22nd October 1988, lot 243, it was purchased from Vernay & Jussel, New York, for the Byran Collection in February 1990. The present armchair is stamped 'I' and the Bryan chair is stamped 'XIII', suggesting an important commission for a large and impressive set of armchairs.Save

Other examples include: Christie, Manson and Woods, London, March 28, 1935, lot 85, from the collection of Lady Helen Rose Dewar; Christie, Manson and Woods, May 26, lot 26, from the collection of Herbert Rothbarth; Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 3, 1938, lot 78, sold anonymously; Parke-Bernet Galleries, James Donahue Collection, November 2-4, 1967, lot 574; Sotheby's, London, June, 14, 1985, lot 62; Phillips, Polpier House sale from the collection of R. Strauss Polpier, May 30, 1991, lot 42; Sotheby's, New York, October 21, 2004, lot 452.

See:
R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 30, fig. 19, p. 149, fig. 95.
The Antique Collector, July-August, 1951, The Chair with the Bended Back, R. W. Symonds, pp. 155-161.

C. Jussel & W. DeGregorio, English Furniture 1680-1760 The Percival Griffiths Collection, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2023, vol. I, p. 106, F76.

Sold for $28,800
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

The shell-carved crest rail above a vasiform splat and needlework-upholstered drop-in seat flanked by arms with lion head terminals, on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees and ending in claw-and-ball feet; the seat rail stamped 'I', the drop-in seat frame stamped 'IIII'.

Height 39 3/4 in (100.9 cm), width over arms 30 1/2 in (77.4 cm), depth of seat 18 in (45.7 cm)

Notes:

This model of chair attributed to Giles Grendey was always considered to be one of the finest in Percival Griffiths' collection. That armchair is now in the Bryan Collection, Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois. From the collection of Dr. Frank Crozer Knowles, Christie’s, New York 22nd October 1988, lot 243, it was purchased from Vernay & Jussel, New York, for the Byran Collection in February 1990. The present armchair is stamped 'I' and the Bryan chair is stamped 'XIII', suggesting an important commission for a large and impressive set of armchairs.Save

Other examples include: Christie, Manson and Woods, London, March 28, 1935, lot 85, from the collection of Lady Helen Rose Dewar; Christie, Manson and Woods, May 26, lot 26, from the collection of Herbert Rothbarth; Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 3, 1938, lot 78, sold anonymously; Parke-Bernet Galleries, James Donahue Collection, November 2-4, 1967, lot 574; Sotheby's, London, June, 14, 1985, lot 62; Phillips, Polpier House sale from the collection of R. Strauss Polpier, May 30, 1991, lot 42; Sotheby's, New York, October 21, 2004, lot 452.

See:
R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 30, fig. 19, p. 149, fig. 95.
The Antique Collector, July-August, 1951, The Chair with the Bended Back, R. W. Symonds, pp. 155-161.

C. Jussel & W. DeGregorio, English Furniture 1680-1760 The Percival Griffiths Collection, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2023, vol. I, p. 106, F76.


English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

   

Previous restorations, overall good condition commensurate with age and use, old marks and scratches, veneer stress cracks to upper right side of splat below junction of crest rail and now with small triangular patch to edge, 1 3/8 inch loss to molded edge at upper curve of right stile, 5/8 inch loss to molded edge of right stile above junction of armrest, shims at back junctions of stiles and armrests, small chip to top of upright under right handhold, rubbing to handholds, possible repaired break to bottom of right upright, interior seat rails veneered on all sides, later back corner blocks, 3 inch oval patch to left side of left back leg, left front leg with later right ear and backing, both front legs with veneer stress cracks at junctures of rails, right front leg ear with screw to side, lacking scroll to left shell of front left leg, repair to backing of corner block of front right leg and now with 2 1/4 inch shim, rubbing to foliate decoration of front legs, fresh scratches to back of back rest, especially to left back stile, worming to seat rails.

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Auction: Old Master Paintings / English & Continental Silver, Furniture & Decorative Arts, May 22, 2024

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on May 21, 2024 Surpasses Expectations

  • Nautical Painting by Dutch Master Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger Sails to $419,600 Amid Trans-Atlantic Bidding

  • Fine Art Section of the May 21 Auction Comprised Lots 1 - 92

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on May 21, 2024 saw exceptional results for Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints. Bidders on both sides of the Atlantic vied for landscapes, nautical paintings, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger - Sold for $419,600
Highlighting the sale was Dutch artist Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger’s view of A Coastal Landscape with Dutch Frigates Exchanging Salutes that soared past its estimate of $60,000-80,000 to achieve a stunning $419,600. Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger (1601-1653) was one of the most important and influential Dutch marine painters of the 17th century. This sweeping view of ships off the coast of Holland, painted in the late 1640s, is a classic example of his late style, which emphasized the atmospheric effects of water and sky along the North Sea.

Venetian Vedute & the Grand Tour
Another noteworthy offering was A View of the Piazza San Marco, Looking East toward the Basilica attributed to Apollonio Domenichini (The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views). Read Essay


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