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A pair of George II carved walnut library open armchairs, mid-18th century, in the manner of William Bradshaw
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A pair of George II carved walnut library open armchairs, mid-18th century, in the manner of William Bradshaw
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A pair of George II carved walnut library open armchairs, mid-18th century, in the manner of William Bradshaw
covered in associated late 18th century French floral needlework, worked in wool and silk, and the further associated needlework on the arms worked in thicker wool, the downswept arms with acanthus scrolled terminals and rockwork, above a shaped apron carved with scrolling acanthus, C-scrolls and centred with foliate-carved scallop shells, on cabriole legs headed with cabochon on acanthus scroll feet with partially concealed leather castors
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Acquired from Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, 2000

相關資料

The overall design of this pair of carved walnut library armchairs, with their luxuriant foliate detailing, recall the work of the Soho Square cabinet-maker William Bradshaw (1700-1775). His designs were notable for their proximity to French chairs, as opposed to the more English interpretations of French designs propagated and popularised by makers such as Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779).

For a pair of parcel-gilt walnut armchairs, almost certainly from the same suite, see those sold Christie’s London, 21 January 1960, lot 43, and which were subsequently acquired by J. Paul Getty from A. Cook in the same year.  A further pair of giltwood chairs, again likely to have come from the same suite, sold Christie’s London, 20 November 1986, lot 21.

For a parcel-gilt mahogany side table attributed to Bradshaw, displaying a similar treatment to the carved elements - notably the boldly furled acanthus feet and the foliate and cabochon enriched frieze - see that sold Christie's London, 23 November 2006, lot 60.

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