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A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS
c. 1790 England
Offered by Mackinnon - Fine Furniture
These chairs contain elements from a series of design drawings from Gillows’ Estimate Sketch Books, illustrated in L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760 – 1800, pl. 272 – 275, which suggest that they may be made by that firm.
A chair from a suite of almost identical design, formerly in the collection of the Harvey family at Ickwell Bury, Bedfordshire is illustrated in Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington, 18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, London, 1983, p. 82. The Harvey suite is known to have been stamped ‘RE’. One possible explanation for the stamp – which provides a link with the Gillows firm – has been suggested by Christopher Claxton Stevens: it may refer to Richard or Robert Edmudsen or Edmonson. Edmonson’s was a Liverpool cabinet-making which started in 1781. Richard and Robert are both recorded as freemen of Lancaster and are known to have worked for Gillows on a number of occasions.
Private English Collection.
Lanto Synge, Great English Furniture, 1991, p. 126, fig. 143 (a pair)
C. Claxton Stevens, ‘A group of Seat Furniture stamped RE’, The Journal of the Regional Furniture Society, Vol. XII, 1998, pp. 156 - 159
|Height||97.50 cm||(38.39 inches)|
|Width||60.00 cm||(23.62 inches)|
|Depth||49.00 cm||(19.29 inches)|
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