A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN COBB, CIRCA 1775

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS
Attributed to John Cobb, circa 1775
Each cartouche-shaped back, padded arms and serpentine seat covered in buttoned and striped ivory and gray satin, with grooved scrolled arm terminals and posts, on shell carved and grooved cabriole legs, pencilled inscription on front seat rail Nichol...? (2)
Provenance
With Fleming and Meers, Washington, D.C.
Acquired from Hotspur Ltd., London.

Lot Essay

The serpentine frames in the French manner relate in character to the 'cabriole' chair in Thomas Malton's Complete Treatise on Perspective, 1775, pl. XXXIII, fig 131. This chair belongs to a group tradionally associated with the cabinet-maker John Cobb (d. 1788) of St. Martin's Lane, 'upholsterer' to King George III, and from 1761 in partnership with William Vile (d. 1767).
A similar model but ebonised was sold anonymously in Christie's London, 8 July 1993, lot 17.
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