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Lot Description

Set of six early 20th century walnut dining chairs, the arched tops with vase shaped splat backs, each inlaid with ivory armorials bearing the crest of the Duke of Brunsvig (Brunswick), green patterned upholstered drop in seats and plain aprons raised on cabriole front supports joined by H stretchers. NB: Although none of the following can be substantiated in writing, the vendor is of German origin and her grandfather purchased the six chairs from the estate of the Duke of Brunsvig (Brunswick) at the time when, together with the Kaiser, all German Princes and Dukes resigned in the course of the German Revolution of 1918/19, the chairs remaining in the same family ever since and when the vendor's father died in 1972, the chairs were transported to England where they have remained ever since.

Est. Price £500 - £600

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