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).