A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS (4420831)
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS (4420831)
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS (4420831)

A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS (4420831)

c. 1760 England

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Two chairs retain a paper label inscribed ‘Earl Cowley’.

Cluster column legs are rarely found on library chairs, and they give the overall design of these chairs a special lightness in appearance. Gillows of Lancaster made ‘Chinese’ chairs from 1758 until 1770, and according to Susan Stuart they had an almost exclusive monopoly on the design. During that period the style became so popular that Gillows struggled to keep up with orders.

Price: £100,00 +
Sir James Tylney-Long, Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire, England;
and by descent to the Earls Cowley, Draycot House, England, until 1920;
Philip Colleck, New York, USA, 1971;
Private collection, New York, USA (one pair);
Private collection, California, USA (the other pair).
Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, vol. 1, pp. 142-4.
Dimensions
Height 102.50 cm (40.35 inches)
Width 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Depth 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Stock Code
4420831
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