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.
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.
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″)
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
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.
Seat height 18″
A Fine Pair of 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Side Chairs of Generous proportions with shaped splats and cabriole Legs.
21 1/2″ wide
19 1/2″ deep
17″ to top of seat
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.
18″ and a quarter, seat height from floor
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
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