19th century carved shepherd’s crook armchair

An antique armchair with shepherd’s crook arms. 19th century.
Good colour with old surface patination, and in perfect condition.

W 62 cm
D 62 cm
H 109 cm

Ref: BHA 1091

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An antique armchair with shepherd’s crook arms, late 19th century.

A very well executed version of a rare George I armchair raised on cabriole legs carved on the knees with shells and stylized acanthus foliage, terminating in bold ”French” scroll feet. The angles carved with ‘C’ scrolls.

The frame unusually with a cresting – possibly representing a displaying peacock’s tail – which may be an indication of a Colonial or Asian origin.
The double-serpentine seat rail is an additional unusual feature not often encountered in an English designed chair of the Queen Anne / George I period.

Later upholstered in green velvet and matching braid.
Good colour with old surface patination, and in perfect condition, ready-to-use.

Ralph Edwards CBE, FSA, ‘The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’ Hamlyn, London (4th impression 1972) ill. 65, p. 132, & ill. 68, p. 133, & ill. 99, p. 142.
Lanto Synge, Mallett Millenium, London (1999) p. 60, fig. 58.

‘The Decorative Arts of The China Trade’, Carl L. Crossman.
‘The Antique Collector’, October 1954, illustrated on the cover and described on p. 210.
‘Ludstone Hall, Claverley, Shropshire’, G.W. Whiteman (ed.) December 1965 – January 1966, p. 239 (shown in-situ in the library) and p. 241.