9449 – 18th Century George II Pair of Walnut Gainsborough Armchairs

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18th Century George II pair of  walnut Gainsborough armchairs of grand proportion, elaborately carved throughout, the head rest of scroll form with acanthus carving, on down-curving rocaille supports ending in further acanthus, the serpentine seat rail richly carved at the front and sides with central cartouche flanked by scrolling foliage, the back more simply shaped with small scrolls, all four legs of bold cabriole form with foliate cartouche at the knees above pendant bell-flowers and ending in acanthus carved scroll feet, with original leather casters, the arched and padded back and the seat covered in magnificent period needlework with large stylised chrysanthemum heads in shades of red and pink with blue-green foliage on a gold and ivory ground, the needlework in a remarkable state of preservation and with strong fresh colors. The chairs are English, circa 1750, needlework French, circa 1750.

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32 inches


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