REF No. 4767
A Fine Pair of Gainsborough Armchairs
H: 38 in / 97 cm W: 31 in / 79 cm D: 28 in / 71 cm
Constructed in mahogany with extensive use of skilfully executed carving in the high rococo manner: rising from animal paw footed front cabriole legs, the knees and ears carved with foliate designs; the rear legs canted, and similarly carved : the arms of serpentine form, chanelled and carved with foliates and addorsed ‘C’ scrolls, the arm supports of concave form, and similarly carved; the seat and back of square form, with contemporary upholstery. Circa 1890
Concordances with the design of these chairs are to be found amongst the designs of Thomas Chippendale, Ince & Mayhew, and Robert Manwaring, and the exuberant carving reflects the period of 1750 to 1765.