- A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS OF LANCASTER
English, circa 1780
Height: 37 ¾ in; 96 cm
Height of seat: 18 ¾ in; 47.5 cm
Width: 23 ½ in; 59.5 cm
Depth: 25 ¼ in; 64 cm
Price Range: £10,000.00 - £50,000.00
A pair of late 18th century Adam period mahogany armchairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, each having an oval stuffed back with fluted mahogany border and cresting with finely carved leaf and husk swags, and outswept padded arms with downswept moulded supports, finely carved with acanthus leaf and pearl border and joined to the seat, all upholstered in fine yellow silk damask above cross veneered rails with central tablet to the front featuring a carved fan above a husk swag; on square tapering triple fluted legs terminating in toupee feet.
Literature: Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, 2008, vol. I, p. 182, pl. 148.
Private collection, Switzerland.
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