A pair of George III giltwood armchairs attrbuted to Gillows

Stock Code: 2181 - SOLD

Description: A fine pair of George III carved giltwood armchairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. The shield shpaed backs with moulded, carved and shaped rails with elegant downward-swept arms, supported by fluted tapering legs with applied pattarae to the hips.

Further Information: The shield-back design of these armchairs correspond to a pattern in the 1786 Estimate Sketch Books of the firm of Gillows of Lancaster and London, established in 1729. The design, dated 25.10.86, was commissioned for Mr. Robert Peel, Esq. and the carving attributed to H. Gibson. Unlike other firms of the period, Gillows never published a book of furniture pattern designs under their name, however by the third quarter of the 18th century the firm was one of the principal cabinetmaking firms in England.

Condition: Excellent. The chairs have been sympathetically re-gilded and re-upholstered in a fabulous bronze silk damask fabric.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1785

Provenance: Private collection New York.

Maker: Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster

Dimensions: Height 38.00 inches (96.52cm) Width 22.50 inches (57.15cm) Depth 23.50 inches (59.69cm)

Price: £29,900