A good set of eight (+2) 18th century ladder-back dining chairs, including a pair of armchairs. George III period, ca 1770.
Together with a very closely matched pair of 19th century side chairs, comprising TEN in total.
High quality classic Chippendale period chairs of lovely colour, with horizontal pierced, crisply carved scrolling back splats, all with moulded frames standing on square legs united by H-stretchers.
Sturdy and of generous eighteenth century proportions.
These are sophisticated antique Georgian chairs in original condition. Gross point needlework covers later.
Nb. A set of eight George III mahogany ladder-back dining chairs sold for £15,500.00 in The Athelhampton House Sale, 9th October 2019.
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