A George III white and grey painted armchair after a design by Robert Manwaring
Lot 63
A George III white and grey painted armchair after a design by Robert Manwaring
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,991) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A George III white and grey painted armchair
after a design by Robert Manwaring
The serpentine acanthus scroll carved toprail above a pierced trellis back, the uprights decorated with milled panels alternating with paterae, the conforming arms flanking a drop in seat formerly caned and now with buttoned upholstery above a shaped seatrail centred by a cartouche, on blind Gothic fret carved square legs, later painted over an earlier finish.

Footnotes

  • A chair of similar form and design can be seen in the designs for 'Chinese chairs' by Robert Manwaring in his 1765 publication, The Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion reproduced in E.White, Ed., Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design, pl.10, p.78.
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