Pair of Chippendale Period Mahogany Gainsborough Armchairs

£12,500.00

Circa 1760

An exceptional PAIR of Mid 18th Century Mahogany Gainsborough Armchairs

Height: 37.5”, 95 cms / Width: 26.5”,67 cms / Depth: 28.5”, 72.5 cms

No: 11056

An exceptional PAIR of Mid 18th Century Mahogany Gainsborough Armchairs, the arched backs flanked by shaped, scrolled, moulded and carved arms and terminals, the saddle shaped seats raised on square section chamfered legs united by an “H” stretcher.

Circa 1760

Price: £12,500-00p.

Height: 37.5”, 95 cms / Width: 26.5”,67 cms / Depth: 28.5”, 72.5 cms

Note: There are numerous examples of this model of chair referred to by Chippendale as “French Chairs” and pieces by him often have the identical arm terminals with the carved inner and outer scrolls. The “H” shaped stretcher is also often seen on Chippendale’s own examples.

Literature: Thomas Chippendale, “The Gentleman & Cabinet-Makers Director”, 3rd. edition, plate  XIX. The right hand example has a very similar arm terminal, stretcher and shaped back.

“The life and work of Thomas Chippendale” by Christopher Gilbert shows a similar French Chair, p84 Fig 134.

“Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779” Adam Bowett & James Lomax, p.38-39,Plate 2.2, p. 45 Plate 2.5, armchair with moulded, scrolling arm terminals, p108-109 Plate 6.6, identical shaped arms with moulded, scrolled arm terminals,

“A Chippendale Commission, Dumfries House Catalogue”, Christies London. Vol I, p.302-303 #124, Vol II, p.125 #255Pair of chairs with identical arm terminals, p198-199 #344 Commode Chair by Chippendale with serpentine arms and scrolled arm terminals.

 

 

 

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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