A pair of walnut side chairs
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Giles Grendey

A pair of walnut side chairs

Godson & Coles

Date circa 1740

Period George II

Origin English

Medium Walnut


Each with a padded rectangular back above a padded seat covered in saffron antique linen on cabriole legs headed by interlaced foliage and with scrolled acanthus-carved ears and hairy paw feet.
Probably a pair from the set supplied to the Hon. George Shirley (d.1787), fifth son of the 1st Earl of Ferrars (d.1717) from whom he inherited Ettington Park, Warwickshire, and by descent to The late Col. E. C. Shirley, Ettington Park, Warwickshire, until sold Knight, Frank and Rutley, house sale, 29-31 October 1946, lot 103 (a set of ten).

Date: circa 1740

Period: George II

Origin: English

Medium: Walnut

Literature: Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, n.d. [1911], p. 86, fig. 32 (with apparently uncarved back legs).
H. Cescinsky, 'The Collection of the Hon. Sir John H. Ward, K.C.V.O.', Connoisseur, March 1921, p. 142, fig. 5.
R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 155, fig. 102, a chair from the collection of Percival Griffiths.

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