A George III Mahogany Side Chair, in the Manner of R. Manwaring

Circa 1770

Height: 37" Width: 22.5" Depth: 22" Seat H: 17"

Inventory Number 7664-104





The serpentine crest rail above a back rest with interlaced scrolls centered by rosettes, over an upholstered seat raised on square molded legs joined by an “H” stretcher.


By repute, the Smithsonian Institute’s accession number, 1926-21-84, appears in red on the right rear style of the chair.


This chair is clearly after the designs for similar "Gothick chairs" as illustrated in R. Manwaring, The Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend & Companion, 1765, pls. 14 & 15.

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