Description & Technical information

Note: The frames have been re-gilded.
The design of the chairs overall corresponds to the output of Chippendale's workshop.  The sinuous curve of the back and serpentine front as well as the exceptionally high quality carving lead to a leading London cabinet maker whilst the Anthemion cresting, husk carved tablet, typical scroll arm finial, blocked tapering legs with finely leaf carved toes and clamping notches leave no doubt about the authorship of these chairs.

Date:  1780
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 93 x 65 x 66 cm (36⁵/₈ x 25⁵/₈ x 26 inches)
Provenance: M. Harris & Sons, London, England
Collection of Robert J. Dunham, New York USA, until 1947.
J. Kugel, Paris, France.
Sotheby's London, 9 March 1961.
J. A. Pearson.
Private collection, Lancashire, England.
Literature: F. Lewis Hinckley, Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years, New York 1988, p. 145, ill 228.
Judith Goodison, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Junior, London 2017, p, 135.
Categories: Furniture