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A pair of George III mahogany and parcel-gilt open armchairs, the upholstered cartouched shaped backs above serpentine upholstered seats, flanked by open armrests with arm-pads and moulded scrolled stiles, carved with acanthus foliage, on stylised shell and harebell-carved cabriole supports and moulded scrolled toes (2)

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A pair of George III mahogany and parcel-gilt open armchairs, the upholstered cartouched shaped backs above serpentine upholstered seats, flanked by open armrests with arm-pads and moulded scrolled stiles, carved with acanthus foliage, on stylised shell and harebell-carved cabriole supports and moulded scrolled toes (2)

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These elegantly-serpentined English armchairs are designed in the Louis XV manner, and relate to the fashionable cabriolet chairs of the 1770's, such as Thomas Malton illustrated in his Compleat Treatise on Perspective, 1775, p. XXX111. Fig 131. They also relate to a suite of furniture supplied at this period for Erthig, Wales by John Cobb, cabinet-maker to King George III.
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