George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair
George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair

Period of THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

George III mahogany 'Cockpen' Chinese lattice back armchair

c. 1770 Scotland

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George III Chippendale period Chinese lattice back 'Cockpen' open armchair, of broad proportions, in mahogany.

Scottish, c. 1770

The square open latticework back, above the close-nailed yellow suede upholstered saddle seat, raised on moulded cluster column splayed legs, united by turned H-stretchers. Good colour and patina.

This chair is a typical example of the 'Chinese' fashion for furniture, popular in the 18th century. The lattice back derives from the patterns published in W. Halfpenny's ‘Twenty New Designs of Chinese Lattice’ (1750). The origin of this characteristically Scottish chair possibly relates to the village of Cockpen in Midlothian: the family pew of the Earls and Marquesses of Dalhousie in Cockpen church used to contain examples of this form of chair. This design proved so popular that it had remained in vogue for over a hundred years.

Illustrated:
Ralph Edwards and Percy Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, vol. 1, p. 285, fig. 188.
Christopher Claxton Stevens, 18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, p. 57.
A very similar chair possibly by the Scottish firm of Young, Hamilton and Trotter is illustrated in F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1983, pl.46.

For related pair see Sotheby's, 17 October, 2015, Lot 576 ($21,250).

Dimensions
Height: 35 in / 89 cm
Seat height: 18 in / 46 cm
Width: 23.5 in / 60 cm
Depth: 22.5 in / 57 cm
Fine antique condition, pleasing colour and patination
Private Scottish collection, since 1948.
Ralph Edwards and Percy Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, vol. 1, p. 285, fig. 188.
Christopher Claxton Stevens, 18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, p. 57.
A very similar chair possibly by the Scottish firm of Young, Hamilton and Trotter is illustrated in F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1983, pl.46.

For related pair see Sotheby's, 17 October, 2015, Lot 576 ($21,250).
Dimensions
Height 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Width 23.50 inch (59.69 cm)
Depth 22.50 inch (57.15 cm)
Medium
Mahogany
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