A Fine Pair of George III Carved Mahogany Armchairs by John Cobb

Origination: English
Circa: 1775

Each chair has a curved cartouche shaped upholstered back with carved gadrooned frame.  The ‘S’ shaped padded arms with ‘C’ shaped moulded supports above an upholstered seat with slender cabriole legs crisply carved with gadrooned edge, foliage and cabochon to the knee and terminating in French style scroll toes.


John Stewart Esq, Stonehurst, Ardingly, Surrey

Sold 1926 by Moss Harris and Sons to Alfred Salmon Esq, London.

By Descent


Identical chairs Illustrated in

The English Chair by Moss Harris, Plate LXX

English Furniture 1500-1840 by Geoffrey Beard & Judith Goodison, p. 176, Figure 4

Mallett’s Great English Furniture by Lanto Synge, p. 127

A Catalogue & Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art, Part III, p. 369, Figure 18233,  Published by M. Harris & Sons

The Leisdorf Collection, Sotheby’s, New York, June 1974, Lot 138

The Prescott Collection, Christie’s, New York, January 1981, Lot 323

Christie’s, London, June 1983, Lot 162

Christie’s, London, July 1992, Lot 68

Christie’s, London, November 1993, Lot 54

Mallett’s, 1997, Pages 33-35

The French Style in English Furniture by R.W. Symonds (Antique Collector, July – August 1950

CINOA Exhibition, The Grand Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972, Plate 212

English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century Pleasures and Treasures by David Nickerson, plate 83

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