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Exemplary George I Mahogany Wingback Armchair c. 1715

The perfect chair for a evening in front of the fire with a good book
34 inches wide, 28 inches deep and 47.5 inches high.

Floor to seat is 19.5 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A very fine early 19th Century mahogany wingback armchair dating from c. 1715 with tall, elegant, slightly cabriole legs to the front terminating in puddle-pad feet and raked legs to rear and joined by finely turned original stretchers.

The tall well padded camel humped back and scrolled outswept arms united by deep shapely wings and the mahogany with a wonderful deep colour and rich patination.

The chair is perfectly proportioned and of superior detailing and craftsmanship. It is extremely comfortable with a good deep and wide seat and has been newly re-upholstered in a red and antique gold thickly woven pure silk from The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company in a design called ‘Cathay’. This fabric retails at £218 per meter plus VAT and is an exact copy of an early 18th century design found on a fabric fragment.

18th Century chairs were made bespoke – in a similar way to having a tailor made suit today – and each chair is not only individual and unique but its dimensions and quality provide information about the person for whom it was made. This chair has wonderfully balanced proportions and carefully considered dimensions.

This chair is of superior quality and has many desirable and attractive elements - with its camel back, wide shapely wings, scrolled arms and flanks and curved front seat rail. It is of generous yet elegant proportions and is a wonderfully comfortable armchair. Frame is original under the fabric, very solid and firm with no creaks and loose joints and photographs of the frame – taken by our professional upholsterers – can be provided on equest.

The perfect chair for a evening in front of the fire with a good book, wide and deep enough to curl up in and a truly beautiful, comfortable and genuine early example dating from c. 1715