A George II Irish carved walnut corner chair
Lot 40
A George II carved walnut corner chairin the manner of Giles Grendey
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A George II carved walnut corner chair
in the manner of Giles Grendey
The curved shell and acanthus carved toprail with out-scrolled arms with eagles head arm terminals, above vase shaped splats and a drop in needlework padded seat above a shell carved seatrail on cabriole shell carved legs with claw and ball feet, signed 'J.Turner, 1847' to the reverse of the left splat and indistinctly to the reverse of the right splat.

Footnotes

  • One of a six George II walnut dining or side chairs bearing the label of Giles Grendey, which shares a similar pattern of leg and shell motif to the cresting-rail, is illustrated in Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, 1996, p. 242, pl. 434. A chair-back settee formerly in the Percival Griffiths Collection which exhibits these traits, is illustrated in Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1954, rev. ed., 3 vols., vol. III, colour pl. V.
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