Putting classic English furniture firmly back in the forefront of provincial sales in the first part of December was this Chippendale-design Gainsborough library armchair offered in Winchester by Andrew Smith (21% buyer’s premium).
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Terence Ryle
With a provenance to Oxfordshire stately country house Tunsmore Park, it was catalogued as 18th or 19th century and estimated at £2000-3000.
Bidders at the December 11-12 sale thought more highly of it, spotting a period piece c.1755. It sold to the London trade at £16,000.