A charming 18th Century country Hepplewhite Chair, unusually made in Mahogany. A wonderful colour, In very good original condition. Original seat in need of reupholstery.
Height = 100 cm (39.4″)
Width = 57 cm (22.4″)
Depth = 46 cm (18.1″)
An exceptionally fine 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Side chair of superb colour and patina. The top rail crisply carved with scrolling leaf work and flowers, with finely carved tassel dropping from the centre. The superbly shaped pierced and carved interlaced splat flanked with roses. The well drawn cabriole legs are finely carved with an abundance of scrolls and curling leafs, terminating with a claw and ball foot. The carving extends from the shaped ear pieces at the top of the legs across the bottom of the front rail in a fine flower and ribbon pattern with punchwork to the background.
Remarkably the ear pieces are all original, there is one small repair to the left hand side of the splat. The chair otherwise is in wonderful original condition.
A masterpiece from the pinnacle of the English chair making tradition. Circa 1760
There is a similar although less sophisticated example in ‘The Age Of Mahogany’ by Percy Macquiod. see images.
A rare and wonderful 17th Century Charles II Yorkshire Child’s High Chair of fabulous Colour. The shaped crest above carved guilloche flanked by scroll’s to the top of the back legs, the botanical carved back panel having tulip to the centre, the front seat rail carved with lunettes. Now lacking some height but otherwise in remarkable original condition, with untouched pegs and perfect colour and surface. the seat and the foot board are both original with clean dry untouched underneath surface. The Chair is of the superior stepped construction with the bottom rails coming past the seat rail and tenoning into the legs to form support for the foot board. Examples of this type of stepped construction are very rare. There is however a Yorkshire example in Victor Chinnery’s book ‘Oak Furniture The British Tradition’. Interestingly my father remembers having lunch with Chinnery many years ago when he was still collecting the images and information for this book. Another example with repairs can be found in the V&A museum.
A Yorkshire example from the collection of the Earl Of Perth with similar crest but not however of stepped construction, sold at Christie’s Interiors sale on the 24th of May 2017, lot 133.
My father very much a no nonsense Yorkshire man, has been in the business 55 years, upon seeing the chair he promptly announced “I don’t need to look twice at it, its a gem”.
Height = 94 cm (37.0″)
Width = 41 cm (16.1″)
Depth = 40 cm (15.7″)
Early 18th Century Elm side Chair of exceptional colour and condition, of rare from with a turned stretcher that quite remarkably runs from the bottom back rail to the inside of the front seat rail. This is a feature we have never seen before.
Height = 98 cm (38.6″)
Width = 54 cm (21.3″)
Depth = 44 cm (17.3″)
A wonderful pair of George I Walnut Side Chairs of outstanding colour and patina with superbly shaped backs. The cabriole legs with carved V shape to the knees, this type of carving is often seen on fine quality chairs from this early period. The turned stretchers to the base are another early feature. The splat is pierced to the top in the shape of a tulip, a popular motif of the period. The exceptional colour and original condition of these chairs make them special.
Price £3,800 SOLD
Height = 107 cm (42.1″)
Width = 54 cm (21.3″)
Depth = 44 cm (17.3″)
A Fine large 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair of good colour, with well shaped and finely carved back. Made from the finest Cuban Mahogany the Chair is very heavy as you would expect.
Height = 96 cm (37.8″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)
A quality 18th Century Chippendale Cuban Mahogany Armchair of superb colour with drop in seat. The well shaped carved arms mirroring the finely carved bead worked on the top rail and uprights surrounding the shaped splat on the chair back. There is also a fine bead applied with the moulding plane to the top of the seat rails and front legs. The Chairs design is simple and elegant, it really flows. In completely original condition even retaining the original shaped blocks to the inside of the seat rails.
Height = 83 cm (32.7″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 49 cm (19.3″)
A rare early 19th Century Yew Wood Childs Windsor Chair of fabulous colour with crinoline stretcher in original condition.
Height = 78 cm (30.7″)
Width = 45 cm (17.7″)
Depth = 32 cm (12.6″)
A large and imposing 17th Century Yorkshire Wainscot Chair in Oak. With well carved top rail and wonderful elongated scrolled ear pieces. The panel is carved with a lozenge, these are often referred to as a Halifax lozenge. The chair has had repairs to the base over the years including a new leg and seat that now blend in very well.
Height = 128 cm (50.4″)
Width = 57 cm (22.4″)
Depth = 43 cm (16.9″)
A fine 18th Century Chippendale Armchair made from the finest cuban Mahogany, of wonderful colour and patina in remarkably solid original condition. It is a large chair with superbly shaped and carved arms.
Price £1,100 SOLD
Height = 99 cm (39.0″)
Width = 66 cm (26.0″)
Depth = 51 cm (20.1″)
A Charles II Oak Armchair with Scroll carved back and stretcher of excellent rich colour. This is an honest chair with minor patches, the feet are tipped with about two inches added to each foot.
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 SOLD
Height = 105 cm (42″)
Width = 64 cm (25″)
Depth = 42 cm (17″)
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.
Height = 93 cm (37″)
Width = 58 cm (23″)
Depth = 45 cm (18″)
Price £2,800 SOLD
A fine pair of 18th century Mahogany Chippendale ladderback armchairs of good colour in very good original condition. The seats are ready for covering.
96cm high, 60cm wide, 50cm deep
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.
Height = 95 cm (38″)
Width = 67 cm (27″)
Depth = 60 cm (24″)
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.
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 SOLD
Dimensions: 100cm high, 58cm wide, 45cm deep
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. Sold
19″ seat hieght
dings 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
19″ seat height