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A PAIR OF GEORGE II FRUITWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS, each with waved paper-scroll toprail above a three-tiered pierced Gothick splat surmounted by quatrefoils, the later out-curved scrolled mahogany arms above padded seats covered in white calico, on square tapering legs headed by pierced angle-brackets and joined by an H-shaped stretcher upon block feet, restorations, two seat-rails restored, some blocks replaced, restorations to the base of one splat (2)

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II FRUITWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS, each with waved paper-scroll toprail above a three-tiered pierced Gothick splat surmounted by quatrefoils, the later out-curved scrolled mahogany arms above padded seats covered in white calico, on square tapering legs headed by pierced angle-brackets and joined by an H-shaped stretcher upon block feet, restorations, two seat-rails restored, some blocks replaced, restorations to the base of one splat (2)

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The ribbon-splat parlour chair incorporating gothic arcades featured in Robert Manwaring, The Cabinet and Chair-maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765, pl. 7
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