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A pair of George III carved mahogany armchairs
circa 1770
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 9,600 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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271
A pair of George III carved mahogany armchairs
circa 1770
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 9,600 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Important English Furniture

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A pair of George III carved mahogany armchairs
circa 1770

in the manner of John Linnell, carved throughout with husks, urns and bell-flowers, the legs with anthemions to the knees


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Description

This pair of chairs is a superb example of the art of the chair maker of the 1770s period. Although their form is copied from contemporary French models, their construction in mahogany has allowed the original form to become more accentuated as the strength of the timber allows far more freedom of expression to be achieved in making the curved and serpentine frame. It is interesting to note that a neo-classical element has been introduced to what is essentially a rococo frame with the small carved urns and trailing husks on the crest and seat-rails.

 

Important English Furniture

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Londres