A George III Mahogany Armchair, in the Manner of Robert Manwaring

CIRCA 1770

Height: 37" Width: 27" Depth: 22.5" Seat H: 18"

Inventory Number 7697-49

Price

$28,000

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Description

The serpentine crestrail with scrolled ears, above a pierced Gothik latticework back and armrests, with drop-in upholstered seat, on square chamfered legs joined by stretchers.

Additional Information

Like his better known contemporary Thomas Chippendale, Robert Manwaring (active 1760–ca. 1770) published many designs for chair backs in the highly fashionable Chinese taste. He published
The Cabinet and Chair Makers' Real Friend and Companion, or the Whole System of Chairmaking Made Plain and Easy and The Carpenters' Compleat Guide to Gothic Railing in 1765, and The Chair-makers' Guide in 1766.