English George lll period mahogany library tub chair

//English George lll period mahogany library tub chair

English George lll period mahogany library tub chair

£2,650.00

A sophisticated antique tub library, or desk, chair with a show wood frame of very good colour. It is raised on sabre legs with its original castors.

W: 2’ (61 cm)
D: 23’’ (59 cm)
H: 2’9’’ (83 cm)
Seat height 18’’ (17.5 cm).

BHA 1133B

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An English George III period mahogany library tub chair, ca 1790.

This elegant tub library, or desk, chair has a show wood frame of good rich colour and patination. It is raised on sabre legs with its original castors.

Nb. These are often erroneously described as a ‘bergere’ chairs.
Many are later versions raised on turned legs. This late 18th century chair is of a particularly sophisticated and refined shape. Tight in the frame, extremely comfortable and ready-to-use.

W: 2’ (61 cm)
D: 23’’ (59 cm)
H: 2’9’’ (83 cm)
Seat height 18’’ (17.5 cm).

These antique tub chairs, especially on short heavily turned legs, continued to be produced in large numbers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Therefore any prospective purchaser ought to obtain a commitment vis à vis date from the vendor.

Ref:
”Hepplewhite tub library chair circa 1780… these chairs are scarce… worth much more money than, say, a Chippendale armchair”, ‘English Furniture, Arthur Negus talks to Max Robertson’, ed by M. Robertson, publ. 1969, pp. 78-80.

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