A Pair of George II Mahogany Gainsborough Armchairs

Width: 29" 74cm
Depth: 29" 74cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1755

The serpentine backs and seats upholstered in eighteenth century gros-point floral needlework with curved arm supports carved with acanthus and flowers on a punched ground and a seat rail with similarly carved mahogany show-wood supported by carved cabriole legs terminating in scrolled feet.

This superb pair of chairs are remarkable for the colour and depth of patination to the wood and the superbly carved seat rails which are an excellent indication of the high quality of these chairs.


Paul Mellon. Sold Parke Bernet Galleries, English & American Furniture, May 4th, 5th, 6th 1950, Lot 500

One from the pair, illustrated in The More Significant Georgian Furniture (F. Lewis Hinckley) plate 39, page 33.