An unusual English early Regency period hall chair, in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster and London,
Why we like it
Georgian hall chairs in such original condition are rare survivors due to their delicate construction, originally intended only for decorative purpose and only occasonal use with care.
This particular example has an unusual and rare, pure late Georgian design with flowing line and smart hand-carved neoclassical decoration in the form of paper-scroll, that is supposed to display the owner’s crest, painted in the central medallion.
Superb quality of construction, top quality Spanish mahogany, glorious patina, pleasing faded mellow colour. A delightful little accent chair.
A set of five virtually identical chairs are on display at Mottisfont, Hampshire.