A SET OF SIX GEORGE II GILT DECORATED AND RED JAPANNED CHAIRSManner of Giles Grendey, second quarter 18th century

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A SET OF SIX GEORGE II GILT DECORATED AND RED JAPANNED CHAIRS
Manner of Giles Grendey, second quarter 18th century

Sold for US$ 144,062 inc. premium

European Fine Living

12 Nov 2020, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Property from the Estate of Ann and Pete Jackson, Lots 44-236
A SET OF SIX GEORGE II GILT DECORATED AND RED JAPANNED CHAIRS
Manner of Giles Grendey, second quarter 18th century
Comprising four armchairs and two side chairs.
height of armchair 43 1/2in (111cm); width 24 1/4in (61cm); depth 22in (56cm)

Footnotes

  • This set of chairs closely relates to 'The Infantado Suite' designed by Giles Grendey in the second quarter of the 18th century. Their rich red color and eastern decoration represent the style and sophistication of Grendey and his workshop.

    Giles Gredney is known to have created a suite of approximately seventy-seven pieces for the Lazcano Castle in Spain during the 18th century. 'The Infantado Suite' contained chairs, bureaus, mirrors, and daybeds in red lacquer with eastern inspired decoration. It is one of the most celebrated suites of English furniture because it demonstrates the demand for all things of Eastern influence that was popular in the 18th century. The chairs are japan-painted in trompe l'oeil red and gold to resemble the fashionable lacquer imports of the East India trading companies. The suite of Lazcano furniture is represented in major museums, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Temple Newsam House, Leeds, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.

    A very similar chair model to the above set was sold at Christie's, London, 17 November 2016, lot 1.
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A SET OF SIX GEORGE II GILT DECORATED AND RED JAPANNED CHAIRSManner of Giles Grendey, second quarter 18th century
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