This wonderful and original armchair of generous proportions dates from the middle of the 18th century and epitomises the Chippendale style, demonstrating the cross over from flamboyance to restrained beauty in a naturalistic and detailed form, circa 1760. England.
Raised on four solid mahogany legs out-swept to the back, each joined by boundary stretchers. The carved arms meet the large drop in seat frame seamlessly and with such elegance. The carved splat leads up from the moulded shoe with gothic arches centred by an illusion carving and French curves to the sides, seamlessly meeting with the similarly carved crest rail.
It should be noted that the age oxidized surfaces to this chair are wonderful and to find any piece from the period in original country house condition such as this is seldom seen.
The chair is covered in tanned brown leather.