george iii chippendale 'gothick' chair c1770

George III Chippendale 'Gothick' chair c.1770.



Item Ref



A rare and very fine quality Chippendale mahogany chair.
Beautiful crisp carving, excellent colour, the best quality dense mahogany and totally sound. There is old damage to the side stretchers where they meet the front stretcher, not noticeable in everyday use.
The seat is covered in good quality black hide.
A set of ten of these rare chairs was sold by the famous dealers Reindeer Antiques in 1992. Their photograph and advertisement from Country Life, 2 February of that year is shown here.
(Our thanks to Christopher Coles, furniture researcher)
Thomas Chippendale born at Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire, born 1718 died 1779) was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled "The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director". The designs are regarded as reflecting the current London fashion for furniture for that period and were used by other cabinet makers outside London.
DIMENSIONS: 39 inches high, 21 inches wide, depth 17.5 inches
PROVENANCE:Private Collection, Cambridgeshire.
Internal Ref: 8874


Height = 99 cm (39")
Width = 54.5 cm (22")
Depth = 44.5 cm (18")

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

View Similar

Select a category: