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George III Period Mahogany French Hepplewhite Armchair c. 1790

A lovely solid mahogany framed George III armchair of French Hepplewhite design
24 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 37 inches high.

Floor to seat is 17.5 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
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A lovely solid mahogany framed George III armchair of French Hepplewhite design in excellent original condition and made by skilled hands in c. 1790.

The mahogany show frame with a very good warm and rich colour and with well carved knulls and scrolls to the arms on shaped reeded supports with reeded tapering front legs terminating in blocked feet and with finely shaped raked back legs.

A timelessly elegant chair with a finely carved overstuffed oval back and seat with exposed moulded seat rail. Well padded throughout chair is extremely comfortable and is upholstered in a beautiful heavyweight French green silk/linen mix fabric in excellent condition throughout.

George Hepplewhite was born in 1746 and he apprenticed to Robert Gillow. He opened his London shop in around 1778 and is known for his delicate and refined antique furniture. After his death in 1886 his wife published his designs in 'The Cabinet-Maker and Upholster's Guide' which featured around 300 of light neoclassically styled curvaceous furniture. His designs became hugely popular around the World in subsequent years. His French chairs featured overstuffed seats, backs and armrests designed for comfort.

Made for use in a grand Georgian salon and in a modern interior would make a comfortable chair for an office desk or a side chair in any room