A set of eight George III carved mahogany dining chairs including a pair of open armchairspossibly by Gillows, in the Chippendale Gothick taste
Lot 78
A set of eight George III carved mahogany dining chairs including a pair of open armchairspossibly by Gillows, in the Chippendale Gothick taste
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,691) inc. premium
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A set of eight George III carved mahogany dining chairs including a pair of open armchairspossibly by Gillows, in the Chippendale Gothick taste
Lot Details
A set of eight George III carved mahogany dining chairs including a pair of open armchairs
possibly by Gillows, in the Chippendale Gothick taste
The shield shaped moulded backs above triple arched splats headed by carved acanthus leaves with spreading fans at the base, on stuffover seats and square moulded legs joined by 'H' stretchers. (8)

Footnotes

  • This set of chairs relates to examples of chairs produced by Gillows known contemporaneously as 'new balloon back chairs', after Vincent Lunardi's attempt in 1785 to rise from a hot air balloon from Lancaster Castle. In 1786 the balloon pattern chair was one of the firm's most popular model, see S.Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, p.166-7.
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