To celebrate 25 years in the Miniature business, we are presenting a Limited Edition of 25 of a very unique chair - The Dundas Chair, which has been made in hall-marked silver gilt. The chair is the combined work of John Hodgson and the silversmith Jens Torp.
The original Dundas chair was designed by Robert Adam and made by Thomas Chippendale in 1765.
Christies, the auctioneers in London contacted John to make a miniature from the original chair when it was to be sold. however, when the time came, they decided against this as they would have no problem selling the chairs. The pair of Dundas chairs sold at auction for a staggering £1,706,500, making them the most expensive chairs ever sold.
When John measured and photographed the original Dundas chair, he fell in love with it immediately, and decided with the permission of the owner, the Marquess of Zetland, to copy it.
The miniature chairs will be sold with a letter of Provenance, signed by the past owner - Lord Zetland, the maker - John J . Hodgson and the silversmith - Jens Torp.
The price wil include a presentation box.