A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs
Lot 400
A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 17,477) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs A rare and unusual set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs
A rare set of four Scottish early George III mahogany dining chairs
Each with paper scroll carved and yoke shaped toprail suspending a swag, with pierced and interlaced carved splat decorated with a band of stylised flowerheads, the contemporary gros point needlework upholstered drop-in seat raised on blind fret carved square front legs joined by pierced H-stretchers, wide 51.5cm, deep 55cm, high 97cm, seat from the ground 46.5cm. (4)

Footnotes

  • These chairs are Scottish versions of a common mid eighteenth century chair pattern, although not featured in design books of the period. (For comparable examples, see Catalogue of Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall cat nos. 64 and 65)
    The Scottish signature features include the dished cresting with 'roller', that is a tightly scrolled rail that resembles a rolled piece of paper; thistle shaped tassels (in this case fringing a carved cloth draped over the cresting); and interlace carving on the central crescent. The plain holes drilled through the splat are a common characteristic of Scottish chairs of this date, whilst the geometric fret of the stretchers was a feature used particularly by the Edinburgh maker Alexander Peter.
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