Pair of George III Chippendale Hall Chairs


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Object Description

A fine pair of mahogany hall chairs of the Chippendale period, 
England, circa 1770.

Why we like them
Their aesthetic simplicity and austere, geometric design embodies the elegant mid-Georgian minimalism that influenced English domestic furniture during the third quarter of the 18th century, the early decades of King George III’s reign. 

Object History

The design for these hall chairs was possibly inspired by eight carved and painted hall chairs, almost certainly supplied by Thomas Chippendale to the Lascelles family for Harewood House in circa 1770, and to a further set of eight virtually identical chairs circa 1775 to the Harewood set in the collection of Sir Rowland Winn at Nostell Priory, Yorkshire. Conforming to the ‘mature Neo-Classical idiom’, the Chippendale chairs have circular ‘paterae’ backs supported on ‘altar’ plinths.

Object Literature

C. Gilbert, The Life & Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, London, 1978, p. 97, figs. 157-159
A sketch for a related hall chair is illustrated Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, edited by Lindsay Boynton, Bllomfield, 1995, pl. 286.
Christie’s, London, 16 September 2004, lot 211.

Object Details

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