A Fine George II Mahogany Library Armchair

CIRCA 1755

Height: 42" Width: 28" Depth: 28" Seat H: 17"

Inventory Number 7028-75





The outswept padded armrests finely carved with acanthus leaves; the seat rail with rocaille decoration; raised on cabriole legs with C-scrolls.


This armchair is based on designs for a "French chair" as seen in Thomas Chippendale's "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director", 2nd ed., 1755, pls. XVIII-XX.

See also:
Geoffrey Beard and Judith Goodison, eds., English Furniture 1500 - 1840, Oxford, 1987, p. 129, fig 5
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, New York, n.d., vol. II, p. 95, fig. 93
Anthony Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, 1968, fig. 189
F. Lewis Hinckley, A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture, New York, 1971, p. 165, fig. 248

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