In the manner of Robert Adam, the reeded oval back above outcurved arms, raised on fluted legs, carved throughout with medallions and acanthus leaves
39 in. (99 cm.) high
Acquired from M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans, 2008.
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These chairs are after the celebrated suite inspired by the designs of Robert Adam, created for the 11th or 12th Earl of Derby.

For examples attributed to the same suite see:
The Property of Henry Ford; Christie's New York, 17 October, 1981, lot 169.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 24 April 1987, lot 270.
Partridge Fine Arts PLC, London, Recent Acquisitions 1991, no. 23.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 13 October 1994, lot 333.
Partridge Fine Arts PLC, London, Recent Acquisitions 1996, no. 21.
The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Hilbert; Sotheby's, New York, 24 May 2007, lot 7.

For similar examples see:
Property of Lt. Col., The Rt. Hon. Lord Burnham; Christie's on the premises of Hall Barn, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, 29 September 1969, lot 135.

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