A George III polychrome decorated and parcel gilt open armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale Snr or Jnr
Lot 427
A George III polychrome decorated and parcel gilt open armchair
attributed to Thomas Chippendale Snr. or Jnr.
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,900

Lot Details
A George III polychrome decorated and parcel gilt open armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale Snr or Jnr A George III polychrome decorated and parcel gilt open armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale Snr or Jnr
A George III polychrome decorated and parcel gilt open armchair
attributed to Thomas Chippendale Snr. or Jnr.
The oval padded back within a moulded frame surmounted by a carved fan, the outswept arms with scroll terminals, on moulded supports above a serpentine padded seat with moulded seat rail, the reeded tapering legs on turned feet, with V-shaped clamp marks to the underside.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of a Lady of Title

    The design of the present armchair relates closely, although with a different arm design, to a suite of six armchairs and a pair of sofas supplied by Chippendale senior or junior for Sir Richard Hoare at Stourhead circa 1780, illustrated in Lucy Wood, Orphaned Furniture by The Chippendales at Stourhead, Furniture History 2011, pp. 89-90, figs. 34-37. Lucy Wood speculates that certain features in the construction of the sofas in the suite, link them to Chippendale junior (see Lucy Wood op. cit., p. 93). Further comparable seat furniture by Chippendale include a giltwood armchair with en suite sofa supplied circa 1778 for either Egremont House, London or Petworth House, Sussex and sixteen armchairs ordered for the Salon at Burton Constable during the same year. Elements of the design and the fan cresting are replicated on other armchairs by Chippendale (See Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, 2 vols., vol II, pp. 108-115). The underside of the seatrail here features slots for securing cramps which are characteristic of Chippendale's workshop methods. A set of four painted beechwood armchairs of a related model and with provenance from Somerville, Balrath, County Meath, Ireland were offered Sotheby's London 5 June 2007, lot 127 and a related single armchair was sold Bonhams, London, 21 November 2012, lot 138.
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