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The Lazcano Palace Side Chairs by Giles Grendey

ENGLAND, circa 1730

An exceptional pair of George II scarlet japanned side chairs by Giles Grendey from the celebrated Lazcano Palace suite. With a central figure surrounded by gilt chinoiseries of flowers and foliage. The bowed seat frame similarly decorated and with original cane-work seat. Raised upon two cabriole legs joined by a serpentine stretcher.

 

Provenance

Almost certainly supplied to either Don Juan Raimundo de Arteaga-Lazcano y Chiriboga (d.1761), III Marqués de Valmediano, for Lazcano Castle, San Sebastián, Spain, circa 1735-1740, and by descent at Lazcano
Or, to Don Juan de Dios de Silva Mendoza y Sandival, X Duque del Infantado (1672-1737), or his daughter, Dona Maria Teresa de Silva y Mendoza, XI Duquesa del Infantado (1707-1770), and by decent at Lazcano.
 

Stock number

M03.18
Height: 40.16 in (102 cm)
Width: 21.65 in (55 cm)
Depth: 22.05 in (56 cm)
1730
102 x 55 x 56 cm (40¹/₈ x 21⁵/₈ inches)
England
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