RARE AUTHORISED REPRODUCTION CHINESE CHIPPENDALE NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET SUITE

£100,000.00

1 in stock

Wimbledon-Furniture

Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this one of a kind fully stamped suite of authorised reproduction Chinese Chippendale Gainsborough chairs and settee from number 10 Downing Street London

Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode

There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page

The suite is stamped with gold plaques to the base which read as follows

“Reproduced from the original in 10 Downing St London England by kind permission of the RT Hon Sir Harold Wilson K.G O.B.E F.R.S M.P Prime minister 1975

You can see a selection of the chairs here in the “Terracotta Room” if you scroll to the midpoint of the article https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/10-downing-street-a-rare-glimpse-inside-the-prime-ministers-home-a6766591.html

Another set here with H.R.H Queen Elizabeth’s pictures in the background https://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-15/from-your-home-to-the-prime-ministers-take-a-virtual-tour-of-10-downing-street/

If you’re looking for high provenance then you can’t really get much higher than these, they are the only known suite of chairs ever authorised to be copied from the originals in number 10, by repute they were made as the originals are so valuable they didn’t want visiting dignitaries to sit on them, to put this into context a single chair with lots of “attributed to” sold in 2007 for $1,049,000, that was nearly 12 years ago, as seen here

https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/furniture-lighting/a-governor-john-penn-chippendale-carved-mahogany-4964104-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4964104&sid=128f1a44-239f-45b7-a19a-e429fb69bd02

The original suite would be worth in the region of £20-£30 million pounds, we can sympathise with the insurers not wanting tea and coffee stains in the upholstery

This suite has been fully restored to include having some odd little pieces of the carving that were missing replaced from period mahogany, the frames have been sympathetically French polished however the original patina and ware has been left, the seat padding has been renewed, lastly the suite has been upholstered in cream calico with ribbon trim, calico is a base upholstery so the suite is ready to take upholstery of your choosing, I can commission my upholsters should the new owners wish

Settee dimensions

Height:- 109cm

Width:- 144cm

Depth:- 73cm

Chair dimensions

Height:- 99cm

Width:- 59.5cm

Depth:- 70cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask

Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid   

 

DELIVERY OR COLLECTION

This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland.

Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation.

Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture the courier offers a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information   

 

ABOUT US

Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text  

 

PAYMENTS

We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks

Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again  

 

CONDITION

Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition

Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade   

 

COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN’T BE POSTED)

Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after

Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge

We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for Europe we use two reasonably priced professional companies that we trust, for the rest of the world it is location specific

Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team

Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that’s absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee

All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hour’s notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement  

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERYS 2018

Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you

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