Lot 43
  • 43

A set of six George III carved giltwood chairs, attributed to Thomas Chippendale, circa 1770

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
12,500 GBP
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  • Giltwood and fabric
with a padded back and seat on carved cabriole legs, two covered in silk with laurel wreath, two with silk featuring a repeated rosette motif and two with silver and gold foliate patterned silk, re-gilt, with cramp-cuts and baton carrying holes


A Private European Collection, Christie's London, 17 June 2009, lot 45.

Catalogue Note

The distinctive leg pattern on the current chairs closely related to that a set of a set of four giltwood armchairs supplied by Thomas Chippendale for the Couch Room at Harewood House, Yorkshire circa 1769 and illustrated in C.Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, p.108, pl.182. Gilbert also illustrates another armchair from a set of six in a private collection which has a similarly designed leg pattern but with the differences to the carved decoration on the frame (C.Gilbert, ibid., p.108, pl.183) which he cites as an example of un-documented chairs that correspond to a workshop pattern and are highly likely to be attributable to Chippendale's workshop. The current chairs also have the constructional cramp cuts which are characteristic of Chippendale's workshop.