George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany
George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany

Period of THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

George III Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair in Mahogany

c. 1765 United Kingdom

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Superb mid-18th century George III Chippendale period Chinese-lattice open armchair in mahogany,

English, c. 1765

A generously proportioned, early George III period open armchair, of the Chinese Chippendale style, having the rectangular open latticework back, the pagoda-shaped crest rail with re-entrant corners, above the drop-in seat, covered in Missoni Bargello flame-stitch, the whole raised on square-cut legs with arched angle brackets.

Outstanding colour and patination, minor restorations, replacements to brackets.

This chair is a notable example of a highly fashionable pattern in the Georgian 'Chinese' taste. The fretted-trellis back derives from the patterns published in W. Halfpenny's ‘Twenty New Designs of Chinese Lattice’ (1750). The octagonal form of the central tablet is featured on a Chinese chair pattern in Chippendale's Director, 1754, pl. XXVII. It is considered that one of the earliest examples of this distinctive 'Chinese' design was a set of chairs in Cockpen Church, Midlothian, Scotland, made circa 1755.

For related examples see Christie’s, 31 October 2012, Lot 250;
P.Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, The Age of Mahogany, London, 1908, fig 682;
R.Edwards, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, 1955, p. 136, fig. 88.

Height: 36.75 in / 93.5 cm
Seat height: 18 in / 46 cm
Width: 22.5 in / 57 cm
Depth: 21.5 in / 54.5 cm
Outstanding colour and patination, minor restorations, replacements to brackets.
For related examples see Christie’s, 31 October 2012, Lot 250;
P.Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, The Age of Mahogany, London, 1908, fig 682;
R.Edwards, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, 1955, p. 136, fig. 88.
Dimensions
Height 36.75 inch (93.34 cm)
Width 22.50 inch (57.15 cm)
Depth 21.50 inch (54.61 cm)
Medium
Mahogany
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