A pair of mahogany hall chairs,
c.1770-1775, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince, each oval back painted with a crest, over open arms above a solid seat, raised on fluted tapering legs,
96cm high (2)
The crest shown on these chairs, a demi-bear Sable muzzled Or, and the motto 'Festina Lente' are believed to be those of the Barnard Family of Beverley, Yorkshire. It seems likely that these chairs demonstrate an early use of the Barnard crest by Leuyns Boldero Barnard following his inheritance of the estate of his great-uncle Henry Barnard of Beverly, and subsequent change of name and arms in 1769-1770.
The estate inherited in 1769 by Leuyens Boldero was at East Hall in Beverley, the house was remodelled in the late 18th century and again almost immediately at the beginning of the 19th century when it was redesigned in the Gothic taste and renamed Cave Castle.
The design of the arms of these chairs bears a striking resemblance to a set of four sold by Christie's at the sale Linley Hall, Shropshire: 'Property from The Collection of The Late Sir Jasper & Lady More', March 2016, lot 74.
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Sold for £27,000
Both seats with wear and fading. Slight fading to the backs, but retaining good general colour and patina.
Splits, knocks and scratches throughout. One seat split.
Some separation to joints, but both generally solid and study.
Splits and knocks to veneer and crossbanding. Some loss and minor repair to stringing and crossbanding.
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