Description & Technical information

A set of ten mid 18th century Chippendale period carved mahogany dining chairs comprising of eight side chairs and two armchairs, each having a serpentine shaped crest rail joining the moulded uprights and finely carved with acanthus leaf, central shell motif and floral paterae at each end; having a vase shaped pierced splat with acanthus scroll carving and central pendent tassel, having a drop-in seat upholstered in yellow silk damask; on moulded square legs with inside chamfer joined by an H-stretcher. The armchairs having outswept moulded arms with scroll ends on downswept supports joined to the outer seat rail.

Note: Two side chairs are of a later date.

The Side chairs: Height: 37 in; 94 cm Height of seat: 18 ¼ in; 46.5 cm Width: 22 in; 55.5 cm Depth: 21 ¼ in; 54 cm The Armchairs: Height: 37 ½ in; 95 cm Height of seat: 18 ¼ in; 46.5 cm Width: 25 ½ in; 64.5 cm Depth: 23 ¼ in; 59 cm

Date:  1760
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 94 x 55.5 x 54 cm (37 x 21⁷/₈ x 21¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Herriard Park, Hampshire.
Literature: Herbert Cescinsky, The Old World House, 1924, Vol 2, p. 166; a set of chairs with virtually identical backs, probably from the same workshop.
Categories: Furniture