A fine and early George II Gainsborough armchair with provenance and in the manner of Giles Grendey (1693-1780)
38 inches high, 24 inches wide at feet and 20 inches
wide between arms, 26 inches deep max.
Chair seat is 21 inches front to
back, height of arms from floor is 27 inches and height of back from
seat is 24 inches.
For metric please multiply each inch by 2.5
This handsome and superb quality English armchair made from the finest mahogany, fluidly carved, and dating from c. 1750. With leather upholstered padded serpentine back and serpentine seat, the arm rests with acanthus carved supports and knotted flower head to centres - both the ancanthus carving and knotted flower a rare motif which matches that used on the renowned Gibside Gainsborough Chairs (which were made by Grendey a decade earlier in c. 1740).
Generous proportions, extremely comfortable and well padded throughout.
Complete and original this is an exceptionally rare example in very fine condition. Colour is particularly good and the chair has the beautiful soft patina that only time and use can produce. The leather upholstery with some attractive soft wear in excellent condition also.
With provenance from the estate of an astute and knowledgeable private collector.