An unusual pair of mahogany open armchairs of the Chippendale period,
England, circa 1770.
Why we like them
The sheer simplicity and perfection of their form relate these chairs to Kaare Klint’s iconic ‘Red Chair’ model 4751, designed for the Danish Museum of Art and Design’s lecture room, Copenhagen, in 1927. The Danish celebrity architect, who was known to admire English furniture design from the Georgian era, was certainly inspired by such minimalist, robust and elegant chairs, of which these are a fine example.
These unusual and fine quality armchairs, with their deeply curved seats, relate to the typical Scottish ‘Cockpen’ design, adapted to a more austere Gothick style. Also of great colour and natural patination, these chairs are highly decorative and rare.