An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework
An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework
An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework
An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework
An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework

An Important Pair of George II Giltwood Armchairs in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale Upholstered in Associated 18th Century Needlework

c. 1755 England

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The serpentine shaped upholstered backs to elaborate out-scrolling open arms, with serpentine shaped seat rails, richly
carved in the rococo manner of Thomas Chippendale. The cabochon and acanthus decoration sweeping down to
cabriole legs, back and front, and terminating in fine scroll feet.
Sir Lawrence Dundas, Moor Park, as part of a larger suite.
Acquired by Sir Everard Radcliffe, Bt., Rudding Park, Yorkshire.
Literature:
The
The English Interior Arthur Stratton 1920, pl LXXXII
English Homes Period V, vol. 1 Early Georgian 1714-1740, by H.Avray Tipping, fig. 219, p.179
English Country Houses: Late Georgian 1800-1840, p.80, figs. 141-142.
The guide to Period styles for interiors from the 17th Century to the present, second edition by
Judith Gura. Page 59

The form of the present chairs is strongly influenced by the designs for 'French Chairs'
published by Thomas Chippendale in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1st ed.,
1754, as well as an unpublished manuscript drawing of a 'French Chair', circa 1760. The
fluidity of form with the boldly outswept and scrolled arms with the scrolled leaf and
cabochon clasps with rising acanthus leaf supports, the moulded paneled seat frame
centered by a foliate cartouche, and the conforming cabriole legs with scrolled acanthus
enriched toes, indicate an original design conceived and executed by an exceptional
craftsman.
Dimensions
Height 99.00 cm (38.98 inches)
Width 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Depth 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
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