THE VIVIEN LEIGH COLLECTION Tapestry Wing-Back Armchair

GBP 45,000.00

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Object Description

A tapestry wing-back armchair covered with ‘Verdure’ tapestry fragments
Carved Walnut
Made in the first quarter of the 18th Century

Object History

Acquired from H.W. Keil, Broadway, Worcestershire in 1949.
In a letter dated 19th July 1949 Keil writes:
“Dear Lady Vivien, We were very pleased indeed to see Sir Laurence and yourself in our showrooms yesterday” …… “I am sending a photograph of the fine Queen Anne chair covered in the 17th Century tapestry. This armchair is well worth possessing since it has a very fine frame and the upholstery is thoroughly clean; in fact the staffing was renewed when the tapestry was replaced. The colours, too, will give dignity to any room and I have offered this chair at a very reasonable figure”
(The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1

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Picton House Galleries
42 High Street
Broadway
WR12 7DT

70 Pimlico Road
Belgravia
London
SW1W 8LS
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