Stock Code: 2324 - SOLD
Description: A fabulous and highly sophisticated pair of George III carved giltwood armchairs, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. The backs in the shape of a shield, with an oval upholstered shoulder section with emanating swags to the shoulders. The top rail with a central intricately carved tied bow and trailing acanthus leaves, the sides of moulded forming supported by leaf carved hips and elbow rests to the moulded and leaf carved arms, which curve down to meet the legs, with wonderfully carved flower pattarae and leaf carved hips which are supported by turned tapering fluted front and out-swept back legs.
These are without doubt the best pair of carved Giltwood armchairs we have had the pleasure of offering. They are truly magnificent with crisp carving and exquisite detailing throughout.
Further Information: The design for these chairs follows closely that of other shield back designs illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan Stewart and also in "Gillows Furniture Designs" by Lindsay Boynton. The quality and proportions of this excellent pair would certainly suggest they are made by the firm of Gillows.
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, recent re-gilt. Upholstery covered with a new silk damask fabric.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1770
Provenance: Private collection UK.
Maker: Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
Dimensions: Height 38.50 inches (97.79cm) Width 22.50 inches (57.15cm) Depth 20.50 inches (52.07cm)