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A pair of George III giltwood armchairs attributed to William & John Linnell
c. 1775 England
Offered by Millington Adams
These chairs closely resemble a set supplied by the Linnells to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn of 20 St James Square, London in circa 1775. The chairs offered here are a superior model with more carved detailing to the top of the legs, the base of the arms, the base of the seat back and to the crest on the top of the seat back. A model seemingly made for an extremely important client and also bearing in mind their excellent condition, have had a life of light and careful use.
John Linnell was the son of the furniture maker William Linnell and one of the first English furniture makers to be educated in design, studying at the Saint Martin’s Lane Academy that had previously been founded by William Hogarth. In 1762 he started working closely with Robert Adam, and in 1763 with the death of his father he took over the running of the family firm. These two combining factors pushed his work in a new classical direction. His many and varied works rivalled those of other leading furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale, Mayhew and Ince, Robert Adam and John Cobb for aesthetic beauty and taste. Most importantly it was the re-introduction of marquetry into English furniture manufacture that William and more importantly John Linnell championed and that they felt revived the neo-classical ideals.
|Height||37.00 inch||(93.98 cm)|
|Width||24.00 inch||(60.96 cm)|
|Depth||26.00 inch||(66.04 cm)|