A large George III mahogany open armchair attributed to Gillows
Lot 101
A large George III mahogany 'Garforth' pattern open armchair attributed to Gillows
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,073) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large George III mahogany 'Garforth' pattern open armchair attributed to Gillows
The moulded top above a pierced trellis and rosette decorated back between fluted uprights with outswept moulded arms on reeded and fluted baluster supports, the upholstered seat on fluted tapering legs and spool feet.

Footnotes

  • The Garforth pattern was introduced by the Gillow firm in 1795 and was drawn again in 1798. The orders for Garforth pattern chairs in 1796 included six white japanned and green decorated examples from the Earl of Strafford for Wentworth Castle (Wentworth Woodhouse), Yorkshire and thirty six mahogany chairs for Sir William Gerard for various rooms at Garswood New Hall, Lancashire, see S.Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, Suffolk, 2008, Vol.1, p.193. A similar Garforth pattern armchair is illustrated in S.Stuart, ibid., p.195, pl.166.
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