A rare and quite extraordinary early 18th Century George II Mahogany Chair of westernised Chinese design.
In good solid original condition and having good colour and patina. The splat is pierced and carved with intricate interwoven pattern. The leg is of bold proportions having a well carved knee, the feet deeply carved with a nicely executed claw & ball foot that really grips the ball. The top of the leg rounded to form an extremely curved seat rail, that is pleasing on the eye. In fact so much wood was removed that the seat rail is not mortised & tenoned as is the norm, but instead extraordinarily the rails are strengthened with lengths of oak and the corners blocked, glued and nailed. We have never seen this construction before on an English Chair and we believe it is likely that the Chair was made aboard probably in China for export to England.
Price £1,900 Sold.
Height = 99 cm (39.0″)
Width = 56 cm (22.0″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)