A matched pair of George III yew and elm high-back Windsor armchairs Circa 1800, Thames Valley
Lot 213
A matched pair of George III yew and elm high-back Windsor armchairs Circa 1800, Thames Valley
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,920) inc. premium

Lot Details
A matched pair of George III yew and elm high-back Windsor armchairs
Circa 1800, Thames Valley
Each with pierced shaped splat, elm saddle seat with incised edge, in-curved front arm supports, cabriole front legs joined by a crinoline stretcher, one with beech baluster-turned back legs, (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar example, with the turned splayed back legs, attributed to W. Webb, Newington, Surrey, (working 1792-1808), illustrated Dr B. Cotton, The English Regional Chair, p.46, fig.TV18.
    Similar examples illustrated Michael Harding-Hill, Windsor Chairs, pp.54-66. The author refers to the splat design found here as relating to a published design by Thomas Chippendale in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, (1754) and writes that These highly stylised chairs are believed to be of the type that were used in the pleasure gardens, coffee houses and tea rooms in and around London and the provincial fashionable cites during the late 18th century. These and the others of this style are probably the most beautiful of all the Windsor chair family., p.54.
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