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A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT ARMCHAIRS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT ARMCHAIRS

CIRCA 1780

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT ARMCHAIRS
CIRCA 1780
Each rectangular padded back and seat upholstered in green cut-velvet within a beaded frame, on spiral-turned arm supports and turned tapering gadrooned legs, bearing a Norman Adams trade label, redecorated (2)
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with Norman Adams, London

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The beaded frames and ankles on these chairs relates to decoration found on models by Thomas Chippendale. A set of sixteen armchairs by Chippendale, of more rounded overall form but utilizing the same beaded embellishment, were supplied for the salon at Burton Constable in 1774 (see C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, New York, 1978, p. 112, figs 192-194). This feature can also be seen on a set of fourteen armchairs, with similar rectangular 'tablet' backs supplied by Chippendale for the White Drawing Room at Harewood House (see Gilbert, ibid. p. 114, fig. 199).
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