Pair of George III Mahogany Single Chairs in the manner of Gillow of Lancaster

Circa 1795

The central satinwood crossbanded and thread inlaid tablet below a turned top rail and flanked by a pair of scrolling reeded uprights. The tablet sits above two pairs of reeded cross rails separated by three groups of three vertical reeded splats. The mahogany seat rails with needlework drop-in seats above 4 circular turned and tapering legs united by a turned X stretcher.

Measurements: height 87 cm width 48cm depth 47.5 cm height to seat 48cm

Literature

For a tablet chair with a similar stretcher and a chair with a similar leg see:

Illustration 286 and 287 Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800 by Lindsay Boynton published by Bloomfield Press 1995

 Gillows of Lancaster and London by Susan E. Stuart Antique Collectors Club

Illustrations 180 and 181 Design and image of a similar stretcher on 26 ‘Gothic’ chairs supplied for the Grand Jury Room, Shire Hall, Lancaster

£650

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