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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR

AFTER A 1754 DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
AFTER A 1754 DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The serpentine toprail above a pierced ribbon-tied splat, with serpentine arms with scrolled terminals, above a padded drop-in seat covered in foliate needlework depicting two birds, on cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet
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The chair's back is designed following a pattern for 'Ribband Back chairs' from the St Martin's Lane cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale's pattern book The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director, 1st ed., 1754, plate XVI [=16]. Chippendale noted that the chair's design 'are the best I have ever seen (or perhaps have ever been made)'.

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