Set 8 Chippendale period mahogany dining chairs

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Set 8 Chippendale period mahogany dining chairs

£7,400.00

A good set of eight 18th century Chippendale period ladder-back chairs, including a pair of armchairs. George III, ca 1770.

h 97 cm
d 53 cm
w 59 cm

BHA 1102

Description

A good set of eight 18th century ladder-back chairs, including a pair of armchairs, George III period, ca 1770.

These are 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.

Ref: Ralph Edwards CBE, FSA ’The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Hamlyn Publ, London, Fourth Impression 1972, p.154, ill. 144 (V & A Museum).

^ “Thomas Son of John Chippindale of Otley joyner bap ye 5th” (Otley, Yorkshire Parish Register, June 1718)
^ “Thomas Chippendale – Cabinet Maker”. The Chippendale Society. 3 July 2007. Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
^ “Thomas Chippendale”. London: Victoria and Albert Museum. 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
^ Chippendale, Thomas (1 January 1754). “The gentleman and cabinet-maker’s director: being a large collection of designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste: to which is prefixed, a short explanation of the five orders of architecture and rules of perspective, with proper directions for executing the most difficult pieces, the mouldings being exhibited at large, and the dimensions of each design specified”. London: Printed for the author, and sold at his house … also by T. Osborne, H. Piers, R. Sayer, J. Swan and by 2 others in 2 other places – via Internet Archive.
^ “Christopher Gallard Gilbert, M.A., F.M.A. (1936–1998). Sal.org.uk. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
^ Gilbert 1978, xvii
^ Gilbert 1978:I,122.

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