An outstanding set of eight George III Hepplewhite mahogany dining chairs
English circa 1780
Provenance: Partridge, New Bond Street, London circa 1986.

These wonderful chairs would rank as perhaps the finest examples of their kind to have been offered for auction in Australia. Their design closely follows a design in Hepplewhite, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide of 1794 ( Plate 5,fig.4 )

Everything about the design of these chairs is harmonious, from the way the back-splats interlace and entwine like ribbons, to the proud feathers on their backs and then the way the husk-trails run around the cresting rail and then fall downwards through the back uprights and down again through the tapered square legs to the blocked feet. Even the leather covered dished seats echo the movement and flow of the backs.

  • armchairs 97cm high 63cm wide 55cm deep at legs

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