hall chair

bungalow975April 9, 2012

About ten years ago, a local antiques dealer/auctioneer appraised some of my mother's things. I am curious as to the accuracy his appraisal of a hall chair. He wrote: "English Georgian era side chair, mahogany, shaped back with corner rosettes, shaped seat, tapering reeded front legs, back with raised shield painted with Irish royal coat-of-arms, ca. 1830-1840, $450." Does this sound correct with respect to age and value? Does anyone know anything else about this type of chair and/or the coat-of-arms? I can't quite make out the word on the banner, but there appears to be an "S" below it. Would that be an individual family's coat-of-arms?

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lazy_gardens

It's not the "Irish Royal coat of Arms", it is the coat of arms of the United Kingdom. It was adopted in 1837, which sets a limit on age of chair.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_coat_of_arms_of_the_United_Kingdom for an example

That style is often called a "hall chair" or "reception chair"

http://www.chairblog.eu/2008/08/04/a-pair-of-early-victorian-mahogany-hall-chairs/ has similarities in the legs.

the period seems to be correctly identified, but the value will have changed.

Where did your mother get the chair? If it has a solid "provenance" (history of who owned it and where it has been) it's worth more.

If you can get a better closeup of the arms, I might be able to narrow the possible sources of the chair for you. There are differences in the details depending on who is using them.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:31PM
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colleenoz

As Victoria came to the throne in 1837 (changing the Royal Coat of Arms to remove the Hanoverian escutcheon, to which as a female she was not entitled), anything after 1837 would be Early Victorian, not Georgian.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 12:04AM
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