Pair of 18th Century George III Chippendale Mahogany Chinoiserie Armchairs For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

Pair of 18th Century George III Chippendale Mahogany Chinoiserie Armchairs

About

A very fine pair of George III mahogany chinoiserie armchairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The chairs with serpentine top rails carved with acanthus leaves over trellis backs with central palmette splats, above wide serpentine seats and scrolling arms on s-scroll supports, standing on square tapered blind fret carved legs with scrolled brackets, terminating in molded spade feet. The foliate pagoda cresting above the Chinese fretwork backs and blind fret legs relate to the designs of Robert Manwaring in his publication, The Cabinet and Chair Maker’s Real Friend and Companion or, The Whole System of Chair Making Made Easy (London, 165, pl. 9-12). There are also similarities with Thomas Chippendale’s ‘Chinese’ designs in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director (1754, pl. VI-VIII). An elbow chair from Sledmere House with similar design was exhibited at the 1985 ‘Treasure Houses of Britain’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (see p. 436, fig. 368 in the catalogue). There are also similarities between the present chairs and a set of parlour chairs from the dining room at Spencer House, London from the 1760s (see Treasures from Althorp, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1970, fig. 29). Identical chairs have been offered at auction, including at Christie’s, 28 May 1964, lot 23, Sotheby’s New York, 29 October 1988, lot 388, Christie’s, 5 July 1990, lot 67, Phillip’s, 19 February 1991, lot 170.   

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 40.56 in. x W 27.17 in. x D 20.48 in.H 103 cm x W 69 cm x D 52 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    N09.134
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU968813555802
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in London, GB
Associations:
The British Antique Dealers' Association
LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers
More From This Seller
Pair of 18th Century George III Mahogany Chairs possibly by Thomas Chippendale
Pair of 18th Century George III Mahogany Chairs...
Thomas Chippendale
Antique Late 18th Century English George III Chairs
Mahogany
An outstanding pair of George III mahogany side chairs, the upholstered arched back and serpentine fronted seat, raised on finely carved fluted tapering front legs each surmounted by...
Set of Six 18th Century Chippendale Period George III Mahogany Chairs
Set of Six 18th Century Chippendale Period Geor...
Thomas Chippendale
Antique Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Chairs
Mahogany
A very fine set of George III mahogany side chairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Each chair with an elaborate finely carved interlaced back splat above a drop-in seat with uph...
18th Century George III Mahogany Library Chair
18th Century George III Mahogany Library Chair
Antique Late 18th Century English George III Armchairs
Textile, Mahogany
A fine George III mahogany library or Gainsborough armchair. Conceived in the French taste, with elegant cabriole legs to the front and rear, the scrolled arm and hand supports simil...
18th Century George III Robert Adam Period Mahogany Open Armchair
18th Century George III Robert Adam Period Maho...
John and William Linnell, Mayhew & Ince, Ince & Mayhew
Antique Late 18th Century English Adam Style Armchairs
Mahogany
An exceptional and important George III Adam period mahogany open armchair of outstanding quality. The chair with an arched crest rail, centred by a beaded rosette and with husk swag...
You May Also Like
18th Century George III Mahogany Open Armchair in the Chippendale Style
18th Century George III Mahogany Open Armchair ...
Thomas Chippendale
Antique Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Armchairs
Mahogany
The back with a pierced Gothic splat and acanthus carved undulating top rail, the outswept moulded arms above a gros point tapestry seat and a carved ropetwist seat-rail, on square s...
George III Mahogany Library Armchair, English, Late 18th Century
George III Mahogany Library Armchair, English, ...
Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Armchairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
A commodious Georgian style mahogany library armchair with down swept arms, brass tacking accenting the vintage mohair upholstery, the square beam legs ending in substantial brass cu...
Pair of 18th Century Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchairs
Pair of 18th Century Chinese Chippendale Cockpe...
Thomas Chippendale, Ince & Mayhew
Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinese Chippendale Armchairs
Silk, Mahogany
Pair of George III Chinese Chippendale mahogany armchairs, after a design by Mayhew & Ince, circa 1760. Each with a pierced geometric back between conforming lattice armrests, ab...
18th Century George III Mahogany  English Chippendale   Desk Armchair
18th Century George III Mahogany English Chipp...
English School
Antique 1780s English Chippendale Armchairs
Leather, Wood
One of a kind 18th century English George III mahogany Chippendale desk armchair, with claw and bawl legs. Upholstered in green leather. Excepcional size and in a perfect condition....
Pair of 19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Armchairs
Pair of 19th Century English Chinese Chippendal...
Antique 19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Armchairs
Mahogany
Pair of 19th century English Chinese Chippendale mahogany armchairs Measures: 28.25" W x 20.25"D x 38"T. Arm height: 36.5" T, seat height: 18" T.
Pair of 18th Century Chinoiserie Cockpen Armchairs, Design Mayhew & Ince
Pair of 18th Century Chinoiserie Cockpen Armcha...
Thomas Chippendale, Ince & Mayhew
Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinese Chippendale Armchairs
Silk, Mahogany
Pair of George III Chinese Chippendale mahogany armchairs, after a design by Mayhew & Ince, circa 1760. Each with a pierced geometric back between conforming lattice armrests, ab...
Chippendale Mahogany Armchair
Chippendale Mahogany Armchair
Thomas Chippendale
Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Armchairs
A fine 19th century Chippendale mahogany armchair, the pierced splat with Gothic arches and acanthus scrolls, the shaped arms extending scrolled volutes above legs with blind fret wo...
Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs
Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs
Antique 1770s English Neoclassical Chairs
Oval upholstered back with oval carved paterae and bellflower crestrail , carved downswept arms and serpentine upholstered seat raised on stop fluted tapered square legs , spade feet.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries