A set of fourteen William IV mahogany dining chairs (lot 211), that are thought to have been used at the Home Office during King George V’s reign have been consigned to Dreweatts' forthcoming auction of Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art.
The chairs date back to circa 1835 and feature stamps on the back reading, ‘HOME OF’ whilst two of the chairs are visibly stamped with a crown above ‘GRV’ on the underside of the seat rail.
The ‘HOME OF’ stamps confirm these chairs must’ve been supplied to the Home Office. The presence of the royal stamp for King George V strongly suggests the chairs remained at the home office or at least in another government or royal property during some or all of King George V’s reign.
Our Head of Furniture, Ben Brown, has given the set of chairs a pre-sale estimate of £5,000 - £7,000.
Dreweatts' auction of Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art on 20 November 2019 features over 250 interesting and rare lots. There are a number of other pieces that have caught our expert’s eyes, including two 17th century cabinets on chests, Lot 7 and Lot 16.
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Day of sale: from 8.30am
AUCTION DATE & LOCATION:
Wednesday 20 November 2019 | 10.30am
Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
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