Very Fine Pair of George I Chinese Back Walnut Side Chairs

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The shaped and molded top rail above a feather banded and shaped splat. The shell carved legs with C-scrolls joined by ring turned and baluster stretchers on pointed pad feet. Covered in later 18th century gros point needlework (the needlework restored). The "Chinese back" on these chairs is derived from 16th century Ming Chinese chair patterns that were adopted by English chair makers when chinoiserie was fashionable in the early 18th century. A set of dining chairs in this pattern is at Newhailes, East Lothian and Scotland which retains much of its original early 18th century furniture illustrated in country life 29th January 1987.

Details

  • Of the Period
    George I
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1720
  • Period
    1720-1729
  • Condition
    Excellent. Seat is covered in later 18th century gros point needlework (the needlework restored)..
  • Dimensions
    39.5 in. H x 22 in. W x 22 in. D
    100 cm H x 56 cm W x 56 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18.5 in. (47 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU91011915382
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