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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Pair of George IV Rosewood Chairs in the Rococo Revival style"
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These chairs may well have been part of the suite of drawing room furniture made for a 'G. Bamford', the plan for which was prepared by Gillows & Co. of Oxford Street, between 1815-1835. A drawing from the plan survives in the Lancaster City Museums, showing a sofa and stool with the same bold design as the chairs. One of the chairs bears the stamp of 'H.LEE'. H. Lee was Henry Lee of Ogle Mews, London, who was a journeyman chair maker for Gillows and was probably commissioned to make the whole suite.
Between 1813 to 1840 the main focus of Gillows business became the Oxford Street, London premises, where designs for very richly carved seat furniture with extravagant neo-rococo decoration became the fashion and it was at this time that Oxford Street received such prestigious commissions as the magnificent twelve armchairs for Lord Fitzwilliam's Whistle-jacket Room at Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire and the giltwood suite of seat furniture for the Red Drawing Room at Tatton Park, Cheshire.
Seat dimensions: 19.5" (50cm) wide x 18" (46cm) high x 17" (43cm) deep
|Height||91.00 cm||(35.83 inches)|
|Width||50.00 cm||(19.69 inches)|
|Depth||47.00 cm||(18.50 inches)|