• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 400

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1790
    Including two armchairs, each with vertical splats carved with a drapery swag above a coral and cream printed over-upholstered seat on square tapering legs ending in spade feet (8)


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    A closely related sketch by Gillows with a drapery swag across four vertical splats and dated 1790 is illustrated in S. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, vol. I, Suffolk, 2008, pl. 156. A set of chairs of almost identical design was made by Gillows for Walter H. Fawkes of Farnley Hall, Yorkshire, in 1792 (op cit, pl.159).