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A Very Fine George III Mahogany Wingback Armchair c. 1790

This beautiful late 18th Century chair was purchased in the 1980s from a renowned antiques dealer at the Olympia Art and Antiques Fair.
£2,650
Dated
c.1790
Dimensions
34 inches wide, 35 inches deep and 43 inches high.

Floor to seat is 18 inches, seat is 19.5 inches wide and 22 inches deep.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
Items exhibited at Olympia are individually scrutinised and verified in advance by a committee of experts and pieces are only permitted on the floor for sale if they are original and fine examples.

It was purchased for a substantial sum and is on the market for the first time in over 30 years as the owner has moved and the chair no longer suits his property so he would like it to go to someone who will appreciate and enjoy it as he has done all these years.

A solid frame with offset H stretcher and with a very good colour to the mahogany, the front and rear legs with chamfered inner faces and the seat rails original and visible under the seat. A very few old and long since dead flight holes to the seat rails.

The casters are solid brass, early and probably original.

A large and bold chair, well padded throughout and with a fabulous tall camel hump back, excellent proportions and a deep wide seat. The well shaped wings sweep down into rolled arms and the squab cushion is feather filled and deep, with matching fabric to the reverse.

All upholstered with a high quality creamy white damask fabric of excellent quality and finished with rolled piping with brass nails under the seat rails. The chair has been in storage for most of the time since the re-upholstery was done and so this remains in unworn and clean condition.

Georgian chairs were usually made to measure, in much the same way as a suit is tailored to fit. Each one tells you something of the original owner and carries with it generations of use, care and history.

Very heavy and exceptionally comfortable, strongly recommended and a very small price for such a good original period chair – and indeed far less than was paid in the 1980s