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A set of six George II carved mahogany side chairs, probably Lancashire, third quarter 18th century, possibly by Robert Gillow & Son

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A set of six George II carved mahogany side chairs, probably Lancashire, third quarter 18th century, possibly by Robert Gillow & Son

A set of six George II carved mahogany side chairs, probably Lancashire, third quarter 18th century, possibly by Robert Gillow & Son

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A set of six George II carved mahogany side chairs, probably Lancashire, third quarter 18th century, possibly by Robert Gillow & Son


the pierced interlaced splats headed with rocailles carved top rails, the drop in seats with later silk damask upholstery above a moulded seat rail with a c-scroll and rocaille carved pierced apron, on acanthus carved carbiole legs with pierced claw and ball feet

Generally in reasonable condition, displaying typical restorations from years of use and would benefit from further attention. Back splats with historic separations and old repairs, one chair with horizontal break to splat which will require immediate attention. Some joints, notably to uprights of backrests with repairs including the insertion of strengthening dowels. Variation to colour. One foot with crude repair to break of claw and ball and others with small repairs, including one well executed splice repair. Some losses to tallons, notably to one foot which is damaged. Drop in seats later and would benefit from re-covering as upholstery is stained and worn. Will make a great project as is a highly unusual model with boldly pierced feet and apron.


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Probably Henry Curwen (1730-1778) for Workington Hall, Cumbria, and possibly removed to Homeacres, Carlisle after Workington Hall was given up in the 1930s;
Thence by descent.
A Schedule & Appraisement of the Household Goods and Furniture in Workington Hall which the late Henry Curwen died Proffered of, 1778, probably from the suite of '14 Chairs with claws, 2 Smoking Chairs Do' listed in the Dining Room, p. 1 (Cumbria Archives, DCU/7/1);
Inventory of the contents of Workington Hall, made by Messrs J R Mitchell and Sons, auctioneers & valuers of Cockermouth, 21 August 1931, probably from the 'Eight Chippendale Ordinary Chairs with Claw and Ball Feet' and 'Two Chippendale Ordinary Chairs with Claw feet at front and carved knees' listed in the Saloon & Library respectively, pp. 16 & 18 (Cumbria Archives, DCU/1/217);
Copy of inventory of the furniture, pictures, silver, E.P.N.S. ware, Sheffield plate and china, the property of Mrs Isabel M Chance, Homeacres, Carlisle. By Telford & Scott, auctioneers & valuers, Carlisle, December 1949, possibly from the '8 Chippendale Carved Walnut Single Chairs with claw and ball feet to front supports and loose padded seats' (Cumbria Archives DCU/1/253).