A very fine pair of George III Mahogany Hall Chairs, of a rare shape and desirable large proportion, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince.
English, c. 1780
A rare pair of fine English George III Sheraton period mahogany hall chairs, of generous proportions, each having an oval reeded medallion back centred by a roundel, above a solid compass seat with moulded seat-rail, raised on turned tapering fore legs, terminating in bulb feet, and sabre rear supports. With their distinctive medallion-shaped reeded backs, the present hall chairs are designed in the George III ‘Roman’ fashion, introduced in the late 1770’s. This design is found on a set of armorial chairs dating from the 1770’s and attributed to the leading London firm of Mayhew and Ince, sold Christie’s, 21 June 2004, lot 54.
For a related pair, most likely by the same chairmaker, please see Christie’s, 21 May 2015, Lot 15.