Sale 18CN01 | Lot 491

Set of Twelve George III Leather-Upholstered Inlaid-Mahogany Dining Chairs by Gillows

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 491
Set of Twelve George III Leather-Upholstered Inlaid-Mahogany Dining Chairs by Gillows
Circa 1797
Each with crossbanded rectangular top rail above a slatted backerst and overupholstered seat, raised on tapering reeded legs joined by X-form stretchers; some inscribed in pencil with craftmen's names Collins and Oakey (?), one inscribed in pencil Red (?). Height of backrest 33 1/2 inches (85 cm), width of backrest 16 inches (40.6 cm), height of seat 18 inches (40.6 cm), width of seat 20 inches (50.8 cm), depth of seat 18 inches (45.7 cm).
Provenance:
Supplied by Gillows to Robert Peel, Esq. for Drayton Manor, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, in 1797
Sold, Christie's, London, The Glory of Gillows & Fine Furniture, September 16, 2004, lot 30

Literarture
Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, 2008, vol. I, p. 199, color pl. 172


Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Sold for $16,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Beautiful set of dining chairs; very good quality with a distinguished provenance, made by one of the prominent furniture making firms of the 18th and 19th centuries; old marks and scratches; sun fading to fronts of backrests; leather upholstery appears to be original but dried, with cracking, scuffs and some chairs with tears; separations at gimp joints of seats and sides; minor repaired breaks to cross stretchers, some chairs lacking cross braces


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Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Sold for $16,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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