Stock Code: 2464
Description: A superb, rare George I burr walnut escutcheon back chair. The burr walnut veneered back scalloped and tapering down towards the seat with central silver armorial plaque and moulded edges. The arms of serpentine shape flowing into a curled hand hold. The over stuffed shaped seat covered in a floral needlework which is contemporary to the chair, close nailed around the lower edge. The chair is supported by front shaped cabriole legs with carved knees, terminating in a pad foot. The rear legs, of tapering and gently curved form with a shaped pad foot. An extremely well drawn chair of particularly elegant proportions, fabulous.
Further Information: This chair recently de-accessioned from New York’s Met Museum, is one of the best examples of this type of chair we have seen, with exceptional form and shape.
Condition: Excellent. Minor old restorations, waxing. The seat re-covered in an 18th century needlework.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1725
Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequeathed by the Lesley and Emma Sheafer.
Dimensions: Height 36.50 inches (92.71cm) Width 30.25 inches (76.84cm) Depth 24.00 inches (60.96cm)