Exceptional Pair George II Carved Walnut Library Armchairs

£38,500.00

An exceptional pair of English George ll period carved walnut library armchairs.

Measures:
w 31’’ (79 cm) max
h 37 1/2’’ (95 cm)
d 30’’ (76 cm)

BHA 1239


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Description

An exceptional pair of English George II period carved walnut library armchairs.

Raised on very well-carved cabriole legs with stylised ball-and-claw feet, each chair with rectangular upholstered back and padded armrests with down-swept foliate carved supports.

Professionally upholstered to a very high standard in fine English crewelwork and close nailed.
It is possible that these sophisticated chairs are Irish in origin. The unusually deep and bold acanthus-carved knees are a further indication of this.

Please note one chair is of a later date (19th century) – virtually indistinguishable and of the same superb quality.
Both are tight in the joints and of excellent colour and condition throughout. Ready to use.

Literature:

Herbert Cescinsky ‘English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century’, George Routledge & Sons (1911) vol. 2, p. 86, fig. 82, for a very similar chair formerly in the collection of Percival D. Griffiths Esq. and dated 1740-1745. This fine antique chair also appears to be upholstered in crewelwork. Refer also to pp. 76-95.

Percy Macquoid ‘A history of English Furniture’, Bracken, London (1989) p. 246, fig. 541.