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A Fine set of Twelve George IV Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows

A Fine set of Twelve George IV Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillows

Dimensions: H: 34 in / 86.5 cm  |  W: 20 in / 51 cm  |  |  D: 20 in / 51 cm

PRICE: £45,000

17513

A Fine set of Twelve George IV Dining Chairs
Attributed to Gillows of London & Lancaster

Constructed from flamed Cuban mahogany, with hand-carved details; supported on tapering, turned and reeded front legs headed by anthermion-carved corners lappets with burgundy leather studded stuffover seats, the back with a curved and generous toprail and acanthus-carved uprights.
English, circa 1825

A variation of the Gillows designs dated 1823 for Glasserton House in Galloway, the distinctive anthemion carved corners also appear on a furniture made for the Royal Albert Hospital in Lancaster.

Comparative Literature:

Susan E Stuart. Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840: Cabinetmakers and International Merchants: A Furniture and Business History. Antique Collector's Club 2008, pp. 221-223 (pl. 205, 208 & 209), for closely related seating made by Gillows.

REF No. 9519

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