Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs
Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs
Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs
Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs
Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs

In the manner of THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

Marquess of Crewe: Pair of George III Giltwood Armchairs

c. 1770 England

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A very fine pair of George III giltwood armchairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. In the neo-classical style, with giltwood show frames, upholstered shield-shaped backs and rounded seats, the outswept and padded arms, standing on tapered fluted legs surmounted by carved patera. Now upholstered in silk damask.

Shown in situ at Crewe House in a drawing by Hanslip Fletcher (1874-1955), The Drawing Room, Crewe House, 1934.

Crewe House
Originally designed by Edward Shepherd (1692-1747) in the 1730s, Crewe House is a magnificent mansion on Curzon Street in Mayfair. The property became known as Crewe House in 1899 when it was purchased by the Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945) from the Wharncliffe family. Once the location of many grand parties, including one at which Winston Churchill met his future wife, Clementine Hozier, the Marquess of Crewe later offered Crewe House to the disposal of the Government for war purposes, and it soon became the headquarters for Lord Northcliffe’s Department of Propaganda. Crewe House is still standing today and serves as an embassy. It is a rare survival of a detached mansion in its own grounds in the heart of London.

The Marquess of Crewe commissioned Hanslip Fletcher (1874-1955) to create drawings of Crewe House in the 1930s, one of the Drawing Room and another of the front façade. Fletcher was a watercolour painter and etcher of architectural subjects who specialized in scenes of London. It is especially pleasing that this superb pair of giltwood chairs are clearly depicted in the sketch of the drawing room.
The Marquess of Crewe, Crewe House, Curzon Street, London
Dimensions
Height 93.00 cm (36.61 inches)
Width 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Depth 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Stock Code
N02.40
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