About this Piece
A hand carved mahogany library armchair, the back in the shape of a ship's transom carved with a Coat of Arms centred by the Spencer crest flanked by Victory wreaths. The buttoned seat upholstered in Portland leather.
Produced in honour of George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, appointed First Lord of the Admiralty from 1794 to 1801 (during the French Revolutionary War) to act as political head of the Royal Navy and the government's senior adviser on all naval affairs. This position gave responsibility for the direction and control of Admiralty as well as general administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom, that encompassed the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and other services.
Brights of Nettlebed offer the opportunity to own an exquisitely hand-crafted item endorsed by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, inspired by the collection at Althorp House, built up over 500 years and 20 generations of the same family for their home.
We have sponsored the unmissable Althorp Literary Festival for the last four consecutive years - hearing famous authors in the setting of one of Englands best loved historic houses has proved to be a winning combination. We have also been fortunate for Earl Spencer to give two fascinating talks at our Dorset showroom with all proceeds donated to Whole Child, a charity devoted to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children worldwide. Donations are also made by us in relation to our sales of Althorp Living History furniture.
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