A fine quality early 18th century Gainsborough library armchair, of generous proportions, in Virginia walnut, covered in Ikat pattern textile,
English, circa 1730s.
Why we like it
This armchair is positively the purest of Queen Anne designs we’ve ever seen. Its austere, unembellished but particularly well-drawn cabriole legs at front and back create a plesing masculine profile. The design and high-quality construction of this elegant and understated chair relate to the output of the London firm of Giles Grendey – one of London’s most celebrated furniture-makers. In fine antique condition, with minor historic restorations. Newly reupholstered.