An Exceptional Pair of George II-Style Mahogany Armchairs

Height: 38.5" Width: 28.5" Depth: 28" Seat H: 18"

Inventory Number 8445-119





In the 18th century taste. Each serpentine cresting carved with acanthus leaves above a pierced baluster splat carved with a guilloche beneath a wave above a heart-shaped motif flanked by acanthus leaves, the scrolled foliate-carved arms terminating in cabochons on foliate-carved supports; the upholstered rectangular seats raised on shell and foliate-carved legs ending in scrolled feet.


Similarly illustrated:
R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, Baron Publishing, 1929, fig. 169.
R. W. Symonds, The Present State of Old English Furniture, Duckworth & Co., London, 1921, fig. 82, from the Collection of Percival D. Griffiths, Esq.
Herbert Cescinsky and George Leland Hunter, English and American Furniture, Grand Rapids, 1929, p. 123.
Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection, New York, April 29-30, 1960, lot 122.

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