Description & Technical information

A pair of late 18th century Adam period mahogany armchairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, each having an oval stuffed back with fluted mahogany border and cresting with finely carved leaf and husk swags, and outswept padded arms with downswept moulded supports, finely carved with acanthus leaf and pearl border and joined to the seat, all upholstered in fine yellow silk damask above cross veneered rails with central tablet to the front featuring a carved fan above a husk swag; on square tapering triple fluted legs terminating in toupee feet.

Date:  1780
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 47.5 x 59.5 x 64 cm (18³/₄ x 23³/₈ x 25¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland.
Literature: Susan E. Stuart, ‘Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840’, 2008, vol. I, p. 182, pl. 148.
Categories: Furniture