Stock Code: 2399
Description: A fine George II carved mahogany Gainsborough chair upholstered in a period 18th century needlework. The upholstered needlework back of serpentine form, the arms with carved shell scroll terminals above in-curved moulded supports edged with rope carving and acanthus leaf. The needlework upholstered seat of serpentine form with shaped seats rails carved and centred at the front by a ruffle-edged cartouche with acanthus leaf on either side, the sides with a central fan leaf, the front cabriole legs headed by shells above pendant leaves and bell flowers above scrolled toes with acanthus leaf above, and edged with rope carving, the rear legs with scrolled toes and with rope carving. A delightfully elegant and detailed chair.
Further Information: The tightly scrolled toes on this chair are often seen on pieces made in the workshops of Thomas Chippendale. This chair has fabulous crisp carved detailing and exudes quality throughout.
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations. Recently re-upholstered and covered with period, restored needlework.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1750
Provenance: Important collection USA.
Dimensions: Height 38.50 inches (97.79cm) Width 27.00 inches (68.58cm) Depth 27.50 inches (69.85cm)