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Lot 360

Auctioneers Estimate 750-1000
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A LATE 19TH CENTURY X-SHAPED THRONE STYLE CHAIR with carved lion finials supporting shields bearing the monogram AE, in patterned red velvet upholstery with close nails, having Tudor rose brass heads, the back support bears a metal wire embroidered Prince of Wales feathers panel, beneath the chair is an ivorine label J. Plunknett & Co., Wood Carvers, Warwick, height of chair 104cm, front of seat 59cm wide. (In 1892, James Plunknett, Art Furniture Makers of Warwick, were awarded the commission to supply furnishings for The Royal Pavilion at The Royal Agricultural Show, which in that year was held in the grounds of Warwick castle. The front cover of The Illustrated London News Saturday June 25th 1892 depicts the Prince of Wales leaving The Royal Pavilion on the show ground, with Warwick Castle in the background, the monogram on the shield AE (Albert Edward....... Prince of Wales) (This chair was retrieved from the attic of a local Warwickshire farmhouse whose family had a long standing farming connection with The Royal Show)

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