Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Ladderback Chairs

An extremely rare pair of well drawn 18th Century Mahogany Ladderback Chairs of good colour, probably by Giles Grendey.
The chair backs here are of very unusual form, with the top rail mirroring that of the rails below. The identical chair back design can be seen on set of Chairs bearing the Grendey label, documented in the book “Marked London Furniture” by Christopher Gilbert. These Chairs differ from the Chairs photographed in the book when in comes to the legs. Rather than the more common straight square leg, these chairs are fitted with a carved cabriole leg to the front with shell & acanthus carved to the knee, terminating in a scroll foot.
It is likely that these chairs were made for a country house, and a more elaborate design of this fashionable type of chair was commissioned.
Circa 1745.
The Chair seats have been fully reupholstered and are ready for a final cover of choice material.

Price £4,800

Dimensions

Height = 97 cm (38.2″)
Width = 59 cm (23.2″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)

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Set Of Six 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chairs

A rare set of six 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chairs of superb colour, in very honest original condition. The finely shaped splats are flanked with fluted carving to the back legs.

Price £3,400 Sold

Dimensions

Height = 97 cm (38.2″)
Width = 54 cm (21.3″)
Depth = 43 cm (16.9″)

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18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

A very nice 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair of wonderful glowing colour and patina. The top rail and splat carved with scrolls and foliage as are the particularly bold shaped arms.
The Chair is in good solid original condition.

Price £1,800

Dimensions

Height = 101 cm (39.8″)
Width = 64 cm (25.2″)
Depth = 48 cm (18.9″)

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18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

A Fine 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair of very good colour and patina. The top rail finely carved with acanthus leaf and scrolls , the well shaped splat carved with flowers, scrolls and leaf work. The arms finishing in a fine scroll, the uprights are fluted as are the back legs. On close inspection we believe that the front legs and front seat rail have been replaced at some stage, all other parts are original.

Price £1,200

Dimensions

Height = 92 cm (36.2″)
Width = 63 cm (24.8″)
Depth = 49 cm (19.3″)

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Large 19th Century Irish Mahogany Armchair

An extraordinary 19th Century Irish Mahogany Armchair of generous proportions and fine quality. The Superbly carved lion masks to the knee with flower above and wave patten to the front rail are a faithful copy of that seen on fine 18th Century Irish Furniture. This design has been documented in various books and collections. The top rail, splat, arms and supports are carved with fine scrolling foliage and ribbon patten.
A remarkable example made from fine quality Mahogany.
The Chair was probably made by an eminent Dublin furniture maker of the period.

Price £2,800 Sold

Dimensions

Height = 97 cm (38.2″)
Width = 70 cm (27.6″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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17th Century Oak Yorkshire Chair

A very nice 17th Century Oak Yorkshire chair of good colour, in original condition. With scroll carved back, applied split turnings and carved patten to the back legs above the seat. Standing well on the original turned feet.

Price £950

Dimensions

Height = 110 cm (43.3″)
Width = 44 cm (17.3″)
Depth = 36 cm (14.2″)

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18th Century Yew Wood Windsor Chair

A rare 18th Century Yew Wood Windsor Chair of glorious colour and patina in superb untouched original condition. Wonderful dry surface to the underneath of the seat.

Price  £1,200

Dimensions

Height = 90 cm (35.4″)
Width = 56 cm (22.0″)
Depth = 40 cm (15.7″)

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17th Century Oak Single Chair

A 17th Century Oak Chair of wonderful colour, in very good original condition.
The top rail shaped and carved with scrolls, the back with turned decoration above the panelled seat, sitting on turned front legs with shaped stretcher.
There is a metal plate firmly fixed to the back that has obviously been there for many years to support an old crack in the top rail.
The chair stands tall on the original turned feet, having lost no height over the years.

Price £700

 

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18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Armchair

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair of good colour with gothic style shaped splat, serpentine seat, fluted front legs and scrolls carved to the arms.

Price £1,100

Dimensions

Height = 101 cm (39.8″)
Width = 69 cm (27.2″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)

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17th Century Oak Single Chair

A rare and probably unique late 17th Century Oak Single Chair of absolutely superb colour and condition.
The crest is carved with what appears to be a Goats head to the centre flanked with scrolls.

Price £850

Dimensions

Height = 111 cm (43.7″)
Width = 45 cm (17.7″)
Depth = 37 cm (14.6″)

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17th Century Oak Single Chair

A Charles II Oak single Chair of rare form, the tall back with superbly fretted panel and rails . Wonderful colour and condition.

Price £850

Dimensions

Height = 120 cm (47.2″)
Width = 45 cm (17.7″)
Depth = 38 cm (15.0″)

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Pair Of Early 18th Century Oak Backstools

A pair of early 18th Century Oak Backstools of superb colour, in perfect original condition.
The pegs are untouched and the underside of the seats are golden with a dry surface just as we like to see.

Price £1,250

Dimensions

Height = 93 cm (36.6″)
Width = 46 cm (18.1″)
Depth = 39 cm (15.4″)

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Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Side Chairs

A fine pair of Gothic Chippendale Side Chairs of good colour and patina with shaped, pierced and carved splats forming three tiers with half quatrefoils to the centres. The shape flows out onto the top rails and finishes with a carved rose to the shoulders. The cabriole legs are carved with Acanthus leaf and finish with a wonderfully executed claw & ball foot to the base.

Price 2,400 Sold

Dimensions

Height = 94 cm (37.0″)
Width = 57 cm (22.4″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)

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18th Century Mahogany Hepplewhite Armchair

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.

Price £750

Dimensions

Height = 100 cm (39.4″)
Width = 57 cm (22.4″)
Depth = 46 cm (18.1″)

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Exceptional 18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Side Chair

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
Literature.
There is a similar although less sophisticated example in ‘The Age Of Mahogany’ by Percy Macquiod. see images. SOLD

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17th Century Yorkshire Child’s High Chair

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”.

Price £4,800

Dimensions

Height = 94 cm (37.0″)
Width = 41 cm (16.1″)
Depth = 40 cm (15.7″)

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Early 18th Century Elm Chair

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.

Price £1,050

Dimensions

Height = 98 cm (38.6″)
Width = 54 cm (21.3″)
Depth = 44 cm (17.3″)

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A Pair Of Early 18th Century Walnut Side Chairs

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

Dimensions

Height = 107 cm (42.1″)
Width = 54 cm (21.3″)
Depth = 44 cm (17.3″)

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Large 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Armchair

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.
Price £1,800 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 96 cm (37.8″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)

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18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chair

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.

Price £1,600

Dimensions

Height = 83 cm (32.7″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 49 cm (19.3″)

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