An elegant pair of George III period ebonised and parcel-gilt armchairs of the Garforth pattern, attributable to Gillows of Lancaster and London,
England, circa 1795.
Why we like them
These particularly rare and delicate, wonderfully chic armchairs correspond almost exactly to a 1795 design by Gillows of Lancaster and London.
Unusually, the present armchairs have turned legs at front and back, while later and less sophisticated versions had more practical plain square-cut back supports.
Restorations, decoration refreshed and worn, re-caned. Squab cushions probably original.