A rare and unusual George II walnut open armchair of grande proportions standing 4 ft high with wonderful up-scrolled toes.
English Circa 1745.
The serpentine padded back, raked for comfort, over padded down-curved open arms and a generous stuffed seat, raised on wonderfully carved walnut cabriole legs with carved acanthus leaf and C-scrolls to the knee finishing on up-scrolled toes and bun feet.
In excellent condition with a fine colour to the walnut timber, the fabric has been on for some years with nicks and marks which is useable for some others may wish to recover.
An unusual and strong design of the period with the distinctive scrolled toes which are a know feature on a few rare specimens but un fortunately no maker has yet been ascribed.
A chest-on-chest with identical feet is illustrated in G. Beard & J Goodison, English Furniture 1500-1840, 1987, p71, fig2.
Width: 30 1/2 inches – 77cm
Height: 47 inches – 119cm
Depth: 34 1/2 inches – 88cm