Early 18th century walnut wing chair George I period

£18,500.00

Early 18th century walnut wing chair.
Circa 1710-1720. Queen Anne / George I period.
h: 106 cm
d: 68 cm.
w: 87.5 cm
BHA 1132

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An early 18th century walnut wing armchair, ca 1715.

This fine English walnut wingback chair is raised on well-drawn carved cabriole legs. With a lovely kick on the back legs.
Remarkably, after 300 years, it still retains its original gros-point needlework upholstery in vibrant colours.

Of superb proportions, colour, figuring and patination.

Measures:
H 106 cm
D 68 cm.
W 87.5 cm.

Literature:

English Furniture Of The Eighteenth Century, Herbert Cescinsky, George Routledge & Sons (1911) vol. I, p. 81, fig. 105. ”A walnut easy chair” dated 1710.

Nb. A slightly earlier antique walnut and beech wing armchair with contemporary needlework, circa 1710, sold in Christies, Lot 164, October 2015 @ £48,350 -The Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sothebys sold a George II needlework-upholstered walnut wing armchair, circa 1730, lot 22, Oct. 2013 @ £62,900.

Christies sold a similar Georgian walnut wing chair, lot 50, on 22 May 2019 @ £37,500, with associated 18th century gros- and petit-point needlework, restorations, the back seat rail replaced.