FINE EARLY GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY GAINSBOROUGH OPEN ARMCHAIR

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FINE EARLY GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY GAINSBOROUGH OPEN ARMCHAIR

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The arched shaped upholstered back over an upholstered serpentine upholstered seat with gadrooned seat rail edge, the padded curved arms ending in boldly executed acanthus-carved mahogany handholds descending into s-curved acanthus-carved supports, above square fluted front legs having carved leaf-form returns, the rear legs dramatically raked, raised on brass and leather casters

 

Ref :   The form for this chair back, with options for legs and arms, is illustrated in The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker’s Director, Thomas Chippendale, 3rd Edition, published 1762, Plate XIX, “French Chairs”

Provenance :  Glaisher and Nash, Ltd., London

Circa - 1765

37.5” High x 26.5” Wide x 28” Deep

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