With the modern emphasis on informality, the sofa has become the dominant item in living rooms, but Sheppard’s forthcoming sale features a number of excellent chairs.
They are superb pieces of craftsmanship, dating from a time when sitting up straight was de rigueur in polite society.
The oldest is a sparely elegant George I walnut elbow chair of excellent colour, the serpentine crest rail above a panelled vase shaped splat and drop-in seat,...
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