Two chairs

Ref: 1910
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787-1847)

    Manufactured by Samuel Pratt

  • Detail

    Oak, with later (perhaps 1930s) ‘stamped plush’ upholstery

    105 x 56 x 54 cm

    English (London), 1844

  • Provenance

    From the set of twenty dining chairs supplied in 1844 to Lord Brougham at Brougham Hall, Westmorland (see nineteenth-century image, right); sold at an (unknown to the compiler) auction 1932, perhaps lot 929 or 930 (information from Clive Wainwright, 1991); […]; from twelve chairs with Blairman, 1991; private collection until 2017

  • Literature

    Janet Myles, L.N. Cottingham 1787-1847 Architect of the Gothic Revival (1996), E.33, fig. 129 (the chair from the collection of Dr Clive Wainwright)

  • Notes

    According to Janet Myles (unpublished thesis), Cottingham delivered the twenty chairs to Lord Brougham on 2 August 1844.

    Of the twelve chairs with Blairman in 1991, one is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (W.2:1, 2-1992), a second belongs to the Cooper Hewitt, New York, and others are in various private collections.  Two further  chairs were sold at Sotheby’s (London), 14 July 1989, lot 319.