Fine George III Chippendale Mahogany Chair


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Object Description

Fine George III period mahogany side chair of outstanding quality, in the style of Thomas Chippendale’s ‘Director’.
English, circa 1765.

Emblematic of the Chippendale period, this chair is remarkably well preserved, with beautifully patinated original surface and smart period correct hand-stitched horsehair upholstery.

Superb quality of mahogany, crisp carving, original surface throughout, outstanding original colour and patination.

With its gothic arched back pierced with foliate scrolls, the design of this chair was certainly inspired by patterns published in Thomas Chippendale’s ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director. Being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern taste.’ (1754).

Object History

The stylized cluster-column profile of the front legs and the foliate carving on the spandrels found on the present chairs are some of the characteristic features of the documented work of the leading Yorkshire cabinet-making firm of Wright and Elwick ( 1745-1771).

Richard Wright and Edward Elwick advertised themselves on their trade card as `Upholders from London….selling Cabinet work of ye Newest Fashion, Together with all sorts of Household Furniture’. Subscribers to Chippendale`s The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker`s Director, 1754, Wright and Elwick would have been familiar with current London taste. They supplied furniture to the leading families of Yorkshire, including the Earl of Strafford at Wentworth, Sir Rowland Winn at Nostell Priory, the Duke of Norfolk at Worksop Manor, Viscount Irwin at Temple Newsam House and the Marquess of Rockingham at Wentworth Woodhouse, see Christie`s London sale, July 8, 1998.

Object Condition

fine antique condition

Object Details

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