19th century shepherd’s crook armchair

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19th century shepherd’s crook armchair

£2,850.00

Antique armchair with shepherd's crook arms. 19th century.

w 62 cm
d 62 cm
h 109 cm

Ca 1880 – 1900

Ref:BHA 1091

Description

Antique armchair with shepherd’s crook arms. Late 19th century.

An exceptional and very well executed version of a rare George I armchair raised on cabriole legs carved on the knees with shells and stylised 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 a further unusual feature not often encountered in an English designed chair of the Queen Anne/ George I period.

Later upholstered in green velvet and matching gimp.
Excellent colour with old surface patina and in perfect condition, ready to use.

Ralph Edwards CBE, FSA, ‘The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Hamlin publ., 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.

Literature:

“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.

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