Antique Gainsborough LIbrary Chair


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Object Description

Antique ‘Gainsborough’ Library Chair standing on tall square taper legs with brass cups and casters all round, a generous sweep to the front of the arms and small amount of carved decoration to the front of the leg and the arms. This one is an unusually high back version of this genre of chair, made famous by Thomas Gainsborough paintings. These chairs predated the invention of the coil spring (1828) which gives them much more elegant proportions than upholstered furniture made after that date. This chair is made of good dense grained mahogany with crisp carving and moulded detail on the front of the arms.

43 1/2″ high max
18 1/2″ to seat
26 1/2″ wide max
28″ deep max

Inside seat
18 1/2″ deep
22 1/2″ wide

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0) 1285 831 311
+44 7860 350097

Dealer Location

Parkway Farm
GL54 3JL

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