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THE EARLS OF JERSEY: A PAIR OF GEORGE II WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

england , circa 1735

From the collections of the Earls of Jersey, Osterley House & Park

A very fine and rare pair of George II walnut side chairs attributed to William Hallett, each with rectangular upholstered back and seat, standing on superb cabriole legs carved with shells and terminating in claw and ball feet. The back legs outswept and equally impressive. Each leg with a carved collar above the ankle, often considered the signature of William Hallett.

Provenance

The Earls of Jersey, Osterley (photographed in situ),
and later by descent at Middleton Park
With Hotpsur Ltd., Belgravia
The Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 1949
Private Collection, UK

Stock number

O10.129
Height: 39 in (99 cm)
Width: 25¹/₄ in (64 cm)
Depth: 26 in (66 cm)
From the collections of the Earls of Jersey, Osterley House & Park

A very fine and rare pair of George II walnut side chairs attributed to William Hallett, each with rectangular upholstered back and seat, standing on superb cabriole legs carved with shells and terminating in claw and ball feet. The back legs outswept and equally impressive. Each leg with a carved collar above the ankle, often considered the signature of William Hallett.
Ilustrated, Country Life, 20th November 1926, p. 788, fig. II, photograph of the Gallery at Osterley, one of the chairs clearly visible in situ near left, an armchair from apparently the same suite, slightly further back on the same side. 
 
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