Lot 729
  • 729

A set of eight George III simulated Macassar ebony and maple chairs, in the manner of John Gee

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • beech pine
including a pair of armchairs, the banded and shaped top rails and triple arched backs above caned seat on turned tapering front legs

Catalogue Note

John Gee entered into a partnership in around 1779 with Benjamin Crompton, `Turner in Ordinairy to George III' and in 1787 was himself sworn in as turner `jointly with Thos. Aycliffe his partner'. From 1799 Gee is featured in directories as a chair-maker at 49 Wardour Street, Soho. Gee often stamped his furniture with a 'JG', and a large number of cane seated beech furniture ebonised or grained have been recorded with his stamp. For examples see Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, 1996, pp.218-221.