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A pair of George II mahogany side chairs
circa 1740
with pierced carved and interlaced backs and drop-in seats covered with contemporary needlework
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Catalogue Note

The pierced vase splats seen on the present chairs are inspired by engraved patterns for chairs that first appeared in the First Book of Ornament, 1741, published by the ornamentalist William de la Cour ( d.1767) who was associated with the avant-garde group of artists in the St. Martin`s Lane Academy, who established the rococo style in 1740s. Chair backs similar to the present examples are also seen in a Second Book of Chairs, circa 1751, possibly by Mathias Darley  and in Robert Manwaring, The Chair Maker`s Guide, 1766, pl.9, illustrated Elizabeth White, Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design, 1990, p.75. 

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