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Sold for

ZAR 79 660
Lot 359
  • A Cape Queen Anne teak and yellowwood corner armchair, circa 1760
  • A Cape Queen Anne teak and yellowwood corner armchair, circa 1760

Lot Estimate
ZAR 70 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 79 660

About this Item

A Cape Queen Anne teak and yellowwood corner armchair, circa 1760


the bowed crested rail with outscrolled terminals above two vase-form splats, the caned seat with a moulded leaf-and-pendant shell-headed cabriole leg with ball-and-claw foot joined by a turned cross-stretcher

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby’s, Cape Town, Important Cape Furniture from the Collection of Mr Herbert Prins, 21 & 22 October 1997, lot 60.

Deon Viljoen & Guus Röell, Cape Town, 2003. 

A similar chair was sold by Sotheby’s Property from the Estate Late Jocelyn Purcell, Groot Constantia, Cape Town, 11 December, 1985, lot 14.


Property of a Collector.

Literature

Deon Viljoen & Guus Röell (2003) Uit Verre Streken, Cape Town & Maastricht exhibition catalogue, Ince Cape (Pty) Ltd, illustration No 6. 

Mathilda Burden (2015) Old Cape Furniture Studies in styles, SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch, illustrated on page 98, fig. 224.

cf. Mathilda Burden (2015) Old Cape Furniture Studies in styles, SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch, illustrated on page 98, fig. 223, where a near example is illustrated from the Oude Kerk Volksmuseum in Tulbagh.

cf. G. E. Pearse (1960) Eighteenth Century Furniture in South Africa, Pretoria, illustrated on page 55, pl. 63, where a near example is illustrated from Groote Schuur.


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