Lot 1225X
  • 1225X

A pair of George III style mahogany caned tub chairs, After a model by Thomas Chippendale II

5,000 - 7,000 USD
6,250 USD
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  • Thomas Chippendale II
  • mahogany
each arched cresting rail centered by an oval medallion and continuing to reeded scrolled terminals raised on Egyptian-head term supports with backrest of rope-twist and beaded supports flanking a bow-fronted seat raised on square tapering legs ending in casters.


John Hobbs, London, 1996

Catalogue Note

In 1802, Thomas Chippendale the Younger supplied Sir Richard Colt Hoare with '8 mahogany chairs with circular backs, broad sweep pannelld [sic] tops, with circle elbows, carved Egyptian heads, and fluted therm feet, the rails molded and carved, cane seat and brass socket castors, for Library £76' at Stourhead, Wiltshire.  The design of the present armchairs is based on this famous set of chairs; see Macquoid and Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1954, vol. I, pp. 310 and 312, fig. 310.