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Details of Lot 907
Militaria-Historical Interest: A pair of late-19thC walnut dining chairs, with chamfered frame and central carved rosette decoration. Standing on turned front legs and sabre back legs supported by H stretchers. 36" tall (the seat at 20" height), 19 1/2" wide, 20" deep

Each bearing brass plaques under the front seam rails, 'HMS Queen Elizabeth - Admiral's Dining Cabin - 15th-16th November 1918'

Following the 1918 Armistice, on the night of November 15th, Rear-Admiral Hugo Meurer of the Imperial German Navy boarded the Royal Naval flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, meeting with Admiral David Beattie who presented him with the terms of surrender. Meurer and his party of four Officers used the Forecabin and Captain's Dining Room on the Quarterdeck for the duration of their stay. On November 21st, the German fleet was handed-over at the Isle of May, Firth of Forth, before sailing north to Scapa Flow, Orkney, where it was later scuttled off the island of Hoy. One chair bearing faint traces of original white paint.
£1000-1500
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31 December 2018
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