A Set of Eighteen Red Walnut Dining Chairs
A Set of Eighteen Red Walnut Dining Chairs
A Set of Eighteen Red Walnut Dining Chairs

Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

A Set of Eighteen Red Walnut Dining Chairs

c. 1830 England

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A Set of Eighteen Red Walnut Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows. Each chair has a waisted balloon back, with incised foliage and panelled horizontal splat, above a caned seat and panelled apron centred by a flowerhead, on ring-turned tapering reeded baluster legs.

The chairs, particularly rare in red walnut, with palm-flowered and reed-enriched frames, relate to chair patterns in the 1823 Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster, and to their dining-chairs delivered in 1825 to Linton Park, Kent, for Earl Cornwallis (S. Sartin, 'Gillow Chairs and Fashion', Exhibition Catalogue, Blackburn, 1991, pp. 34 and 35). Chairs of this identical pattern, but executed in calamander wood, are likely to have formed part of the furnishings introduced to Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire by Chandos Leigh, First Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh (d. 1850) soon after inheriting the estate in 1823.

Gillows also supplied a set of related dining-chairs, amongst other furniture, to John Cust, First Earl Brownlow (d. 1853) for Belton House, Lincolnshire and Carlton House Terrace. The Brownlow chairs also have the palm-flowered incised decoration.
Dimensions
Height 87.00 cm (34.25 inches)
Width 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Stock Code
B60441
Medium
Walnut
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