Large Regency Reclining Armchair in Worn Green Leather


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Object Description

A fine quality early 19th century late Regency library armchair, in old, beautifully patinated green leather, by Robert Daws of London.
English, circa 1830.

Object History

Robert Daws was a cabinet-maker and upholsterer active at 17 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square between 1820 and 1839. He is best known for patenting the ‘Improved Recumbent Easy chair’ in 1827, of which the present lot is a perfect example. This model was well known in the first half of the 19th century and is illustrated in J.C. Loudon’s Encyclopedia of Cottage Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, London 1839, p. 1057, fig. 1913, with an attribution to Daws.

Object Literature

An identical chair was sold Christie’s New York, 16 October 1998, lot 285.

Object Condition

good antique condition, the leather is extensively patinated and worn

Object Details

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(07551) 297389
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