Walnut Armchair
Lot 8
A George II style carved walnut armchair
£12,000 - 18,000
US$ 19,000 - 28,000

Lot Details
A George II style carved walnut armchair
A George II style carved walnut armchair
The shaped back with scrolling uprights, the imbricated shell-carved cresting above a solid vase-shaped splay headed by carved acanthus foliage, paterae and bell-flowers, the outscrolled arms with eagle head terminals.

Footnotes

  • The design of the present armchair is a more elaborate re-interpretation of a distinguished group of 18th century, Dutch-inspired prototype examples recorded in the collections of Percival D. Griffiths, Mrs David Gubbay, Clandon Park, Surrey and the Victoria and Albert Museum (see: R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London 1929, p. 149, fig. 96; J. Folwer, J. Cornforth, English Decoration in the 18th Century, 1974, pl. XXVII and H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, p. 69, fig. 80)
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