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  • George II master's chair headlines Great English Furniture at $189,500
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    Paul Fraser
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George II master's chair headlines Great English Furniture at $189,500

A major selling exhibition entitled Great English Furniture will offer a rare George II master's chair that was made for the Anti-Gallican Society circa 1750.

Anti-Gallican Society Master's Chair
The Anti-Gallican Society was famous for meeting in London's taverns, and many English pubs are still named The Antigallican



The chair is estimated to sell for around £125,000 ($189,500) at the exhibition, which runs from May 20-June 1 at Mallett Antiques in London.

The Anti-Gallican Society was founded in 1745, during the Second Jacobite Rising. Its main objective was opposition to France in general, including the cultural invasion being seen by the import of French goods and fashions.

The chair is superbly realised, with "For Our Country" - the club's motto - inlaid on its back.

Standing almost six feet high and made of walnut, there is only one other similar known example, which resides in the collection of Temple Newsam, a country house near Leeds.

See our full selection of fine antique English furniture, including pieces from England's most magnificent manor houses and estates.

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    Paul Fraser
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