Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III
Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III

In the manner of GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1840)

Side chair in mahogany, in the manner of Gillows, George III

c. 1797 England

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Fine George III Sheraton period mahogany occasional chair, in the manner of Gillows.

English, c. 1797

Made of solid high quality mahogany throughout, having the floral carved tablet crestrail, above a pierced vertical splat and oval caned seat, raised on reeded tapering legs joined by an X-frame stretcher, on inverted bulb feet.

This elegant parlour chair, with 'tablet' back and 'medallion' seat, reflects the George III 'Roman' fashion, promoted in the 1770’s by architects such as James Wyatt (d. 1813); while its pillared and antique-fluted back relates to chair patterns in George Hepplewhite's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1788. The design for this chair, with 'cabled' legs, featured in Gillows' 1797 Estimate Sketch Book, was created for Sir Robert Peel, the father of Britain’s future Prime Minister (L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, fig. 286), and echoes other Gillows chair designs (ditto, colour plates 28-30).

For related examples please see Christie’s, 29 April 2010, Lot 86; and 16 September 2004, Lot 30.

Height: 34 in / 86 cm 
Seat height: 17.5 in / 44.5 cm
Width: 18 in / 46 cm
Depth: 18 in / 46 cm
Good country-house condition, historic repairs, re-caned. Squab cushion can be made to buyer's taste at cost.
L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, fig. 286
Christie’s, 29 April 2010, Lot 86; and 16 September 2004, Lot 30
Dimensions
Height 34.00 inch (86.36 cm)
Width 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Depth 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Medium
Mahogany
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