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A set of ten George III mahogany dining chairs
circa 1775, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
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A set of ten George III mahogany dining chairs
circa 1775, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
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A set of ten George III mahogany dining chairs
circa 1775, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
including a pair of armchairs, with drop-in horsehair upholstered seats
overall armchair dimensions 98cm. high, 61cm wide, 56cm. deep; 3ft. 1¾in., 2ft., 1ft. 10in.
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Catalogue Note

The present chairs closely relate to a design by Gillows in their Estimate Sketch Book of about 1775 for a chair `With upright baluster splats', illustrated in Lindsay Boynton in Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, 1995, Herts., pl.248, see illus. and numbered 9 in the Workmen`s Agreement of 1785.

A large set of chairs with backs and carved legs of almost identical design to the present lot have been identified as being made by Gillows in 1779 and ordered by `Mr Stanley of Liverpool' for a kinsman and delivered in October 1779. Gillows described them as: `...20 neat mahogany chairs wth. 3 upright open splats & moulded backs & front legs ca 17s. 6d..'. The chairs which differ from the present lot in that they have stuffed seats rather then drop-in seats are illustrated in Susan Stuart Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, 2008, 2 Vols., Vol. I, pp.176-177, illus. pl.139.

   

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