17TH CENTURY OAK WAINSCOT CHAIR

A lovely mid 17th Century Oak Wainscot chair. This is a very honest chair that has had small repairs done on various parts over the years.

Price £1850

Dimensions
Height = 105 cm (42″)
Width = 64 cm (25″)
Depth = 42 cm (17″)

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PAIR OF MID 18TH CENTURY WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

A fine pair of 18th Century Walnut side chairs Of Superb Colour and Patina.
The chairs have very nicely pierced and carved splats with lovely scroll carved top rails. The Cabriole legs having wonderfully carved knee and ear pieces terminating in a pad foot. The Chairs are an early version of this model being made around 1745.

Dimensions
Height = 93 cm (37″)
Width = 58 cm (23″)
Depth = 45 cm (18″)

Price £2,800

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FINE LARGE 18TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE CHAIR

An exceptional 18th Century Chippendale Desk Chair. The quality of the carving along with the superb S scroll shape of the arms and the overall look and proportions make this chair one finest examples we’ve ever seen. The chair is very much in the rococo style that was fashionable from 1730 to 1770. A very similar example can be found in the V&A Museum.
The design of chair back can be found Chippendales Director, 1754 plate 12.
Similar examples can be found in various books including The Dictionary Of English Furniture (see Images). The only repairs of note on this chair are at the base of the legs where approximately 4cm have been added to each, However you have to look hard to see them as the work is neat and the colour has recovered well to match the rest of the chair.

Price £3400

Dimensions

Height = 95 cm (38″)
Width = 67 cm (27″)
Depth = 60 cm (24″)

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Fine Pair of Early 18th Century Walnut Side Chairs In The Manner Of Giles Grendey

This is an exceptionally fine pair of George 1st Walnut side chairs in the manner of Giles Grendey. The chairs are very well shaped and proportioned, made from solid walnut with the splat veneered in a wonderful piece of burr walnut going through into the scrolled cresting rail. The back legs above the seat and the seat rails are veneered as is to be expected in such quality chairs in cross grain walnut. The superbly shaped and exceptionally carved cabriole legs having a shell carved on the knee which is carried on up over the seat rail, they finish at the base with a carved claw and ball foot.

Giles Grendey
was born in Gloucestershire in 1693 and aged 16, came to London as apprentice to William Sherborne. His first commission was for Richard Hoare of Barn Elmes. The Cabinet maker and chair maker Giles Grendey, who was described in 1740 as ‘A great dealer in the cabinet way ; carried out a considerable export trade from Aylesbury House in St Johns Square. he was appointed upper  warden of the joiner’s company in 1747 and its Master in1766. His son in law John Cobb, was granted a court appointment as cabinet-maker to George III.

Few Chairs of this type have survived, however comparable examples can be found at Temple Newsam House , these are illustrated in Early Georgian Furniture by Adam Bowett page 178.  There is also a similar example in the Victoria and Albert museum, photographed in Arthur Negus Book, Going For A Song.

Similar examples have been sold by Sotheby’s and Christies over the years. More recently on the 17th of February 2014 a similar pair sold at Bonham’s Fine English Furniture sale Lot number 59.

Price £14000

Dimensions: 100cm high, 58cm wide, 45cm deep

 

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17th Century Oak Wainscot Chair

A good solid 17th Century Oak wainscot chair with nice scratch mouldings to the rails and bold well shaped arms. Original seat with untouched creamy underneath surface . One side stretcher replaced some time ago otherwise the chair is in good clean original condition and is well up on its feet. The colour is very good
Dimensions
42″ high
25″ wide
19″ seat hieght
18″ deep

Price £1450

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Dimensions
42″ high
25″ wide
19″ seat height
18″ deep

Price £1450

 

Fine Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Armchairs

Absolutely superb pair of 18th century Mahogany Armchairs in the manner of Robert Adam. The colour is Excellent ,the surface is dry where you’d expect it to be and highly burnished in parts where it has had more handling. The chairs are finely carved and beautifully shaped throughout. They achieve light and elegant appearance while being strong in construction.
Dimensions
37″ high
22″ wide
17″ deep
18″ seat hight

Price £3,950

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17TH CENTURY TURNERS CHAIR

A rare 17th century turner’s chair of superb design from the Charles 11 period. Wonderful rich warm colour and patina.
The turnings are very well executed and the proportions of the chair work well , the carved and turned finials at the top are a really nice feature.
There are similar examples in the dictionary of English Furniture. Some believe this type of chair to be of American origin.
Dimensions
43″ high
24″ across front
16″ deep
19″ seat height

Price £2,600 SOLD

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Early 18th Century Mahogany Single Chair

A superbly shaped and well proportioned George 1st Mahogany Single Chair of wonderful light colour and patina. The carving to the legs and the beautifully shaped backs makes this chair special.
Dimensions
39″ high
21″ wide
17″ deep
Seat height 18″

Price £750

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Early 17th Century Oak Wainscot Chair

A boldly carved early 17th century oak wainscot chair of outstanding colour and patina with dry untouched underside  surface.

Dimensions
hight 40″
depth 17″
hight to seat 18″ and a half
width across front 22″

Price £4,800

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Hepplewhite Mahogany Armchair

A Fine and rare 18th Century Hepplewhite Armchair of superb design and craftsmanship. We believe this chair to have been made in the same workshop as the one described and photographed in Arther Negus book: going for a song. Negus talks of the skill of the carver ,the swags of drapery so light that they really look like material. The arms ,look at this little shaped arm here , carved with blue bell drops or husks. The result has been to reduce the arm from a massive heavy support into a slim graceful shape.
He talks of the amount of wood taken away to produce such a light elegant yet very strong chair. Note that the chair pictured in Negus book is missing its carved flowers at the top of the legs, these were probably damaged and then removed.   circa 1785

Price £2,600 SOLD

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Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

A Fine Quality 18th century Mahogany Chippendale armchair.
The splat, top rails and arms carved with C scrolls. The fret work to the splat shows gothic influence in the design. The arms are of particularly fine shape and complement the excellent design.

Price £1100

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Pair of Mahogany Chippendale Side Chairs

A Fine Pair of 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Side Chairs of Generous proportions with shaped splats and cabriole Legs.

Dimensions
21 1/2″ wide
37″ high
19 1/2″ deep
17″ to top of seat

Price £750

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Pair Of Charles 2nd Oak side Chairs

A Lovely Pair of 17th Century Oak side chairs dating from the Charles 2nd period, with nicely carved scroll and foliate backs. The chairs retain there original cane seats and backs. Repairs to the feet on one chair.  The colour is very good.

Price £850

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Walnut Armchair

Lovely 18th Century Gorge 1st walnut armchair in very good original condition, retaining a wonderful rich toffee colour. It has its original rush seat. The hoof foot has been nicely carved and works well with the chair.

Dimensions
23″ wide
18″ deep
18″ seat height
42″ high

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Oak Wainscot Chair

A Superb 17th Century Oak Wainscot Chair of generous proportions. The ear pieces excellently carved in the form of a bird are thought to be a feature of south Yorkshire chair making at this period.

Dimensions
46″ high
25″ wide
18″ deep
18″ and a quarter, seat height from floor

 

Price

£ 5800

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Pair Of Walnut Side Chairs

A fine and very nicely carved pair of 19th century walnut side chairs, of good solid construction with shell carved knee and claw and ball foot.

 

Price £1950  SOLD

 

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Pair Of Walnut Chairs

A pair of important early 18th century Queen Ann side chairs in remarkably good condition retaining a wonderful untouched colour and patina.
Each with vase shaped splats inlaid with the figure Erato. It is worth noting the well shaped and superbly carved cabriolet legs, also the profile of the backs, the shape of which really flows.

These chairs relate to group of chairs possibly by Henry Williams (fl.1717-58) which are discussed in Lucy Wood’s latest publication on furniture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, The Upholstered Furniture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Volume I, p.205-227. Similarities in the marquetry can be drawn with the chairs illustrated.

 

Henry Williams of Long Acre is listed as joiner and cabinet-maker 1717-58, see C.Gilbert & G.Beard, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, p.980. He was the successor to Richard Roberts as chairmaker to the Royal Family and was extensively patronised by
Frederick, Prince of Wales. Furniture was supplied to Windsor Castle, Somerset House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and the Houses of Parliament. He also supplied furniture for various members of the gentry and aristocracy including Sir Paul Methuen and Sir John Dutton.

 

See also Sotheby’s, London, The Norman Adams Legacy 1923-2009,
lot 110 for a set of four George I walnut and marquetry side chairs with
similar marquetry on the splats.

Price £4500 SOLD

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Child’s Rocking Chair

Lovely Early 19th century elm and fruit wood childs chair of stunning rich warm colour.
In very good condition.

Price £650

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Cherry Wood Arm Chair

A rare 18th Century cherry wood arm chair of fabulous rich warm colour and patina.

Circa 1780

Price £1800

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