Gillows: A Set of Six Mahogany Dining Chairs
Gillows: A Set of Six Mahogany Dining Chairs

Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

Gillows: A Set of Six Mahogany Dining Chairs

c. 1810 English

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In the manner of Gillows of Lancaster and very fine examples of their kind, this set of early 19th century Regency neo-classical mahogany dining chairs comprises two armchairs and four side chairs, the mahogany being of particularly fine colour throughout, each with reeded curved front seat rail joining similarly decorated sabre legs, each top rail with a superb panel of highly figured mahogany with reeded cresting above a highly decorative cross splat decorated with carved anthemion and scrolled birds head detailing, with upholstered drop-in seats.

Height: 83 cm (32 ½ in)
Width: 56 cm (22 in)
Depth of Seat: 43 cm (17 in)

Side Chair:
Height: 83 cm (32 ½ in)
Width: 46 cm (18 in)
Depth of Seat: 39 cm (15 ¼ in)

These chairs clearly derive from a series of design drawings as published in Gillows’ Estimate Sketch Books, 1810, pl. 194 – 196. A popular related model, albeit less sophisticated in design, is the Edwards’ Library pattern chair of 1810, which features in plate 195. At least, twelve chairs are recorded as being supplied to the Revd. Holland Edwards of Conway, North Wales – further chairs also being supplied to Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton Park in 1811-12. The chairs also featured in the Gothic Dining Room at Carlton House designed by John Nash for the Prince Regent.
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