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SA647071

Fine English George II Period Mahogany Wing Armchair

Price

£6,950 | $9,254 USD | €7,875 EUR
Item Number: SA647071
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Box House Antiques

Description

A fine English late George II period carved mahogany wing armchair, circa 1760.
This mid 18th century chair exhibits aspects of seat furniture design by the eminent cabinet-maker Paul Saunders (1722-1771). The fluting, fine carving of the Roman acanthus, and bold ‘French’ scroll feet are characteristic of his work. The fact that this chair is carved with these features to all four legs is a further indication of its fine quality.
Nb. Now covered in fine quality Colefax fabric. We stripped this antique frame down and can confirm that the whole frame is totally original (photos of which are available upon request). A supremely comfortable and sophisticated period wing chair.
Comparative Literature:
H. Cescinsky, 'English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century', 1911, vol. II, p. 91, fig. 89.
M. Jourdain and F. Rose, 'English Furniture, The Georgian Period (1750-1830)', London, 1953, p. 71, fig. 30.
Paul Saunders (b.1722 - d.1771) supplied furnishings for both London and country house clients in the 1750s and 1760s, including Holderness House, London, Petworth House, Sussex, Holkham House, Norfolk, and Stowe, Buckinghamshire. His initial training was as an apprentice to the upholsterer Michael Bradshaw in 1738. The latter was probably related to George Smith Bradshaw who became his business partner after 1750. The partnership ended in 1756, but Saunders maintained part of the workshop located in Sutton Street nr. Soho Square. In 1757 he was appointed 'Tapestry Maker to the King' and in 1761 he attained the additional role of 'Yeoman Tapestry Taylor' in the Great Wardrobe. Saunders held both positions until his death.
Vis. almost identical carved cabriole legs attributable to Paul Saunders, in Sothebys, lot 68, 10th February, 1969.
Est. 1957
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!
Internal Ref: BHA 1086



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Dimensions

Height = 108 cm (42.5")
Width = 69 cm (27.2")
Depth = 71 cm (28.0")


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Box House Antiques
Lymington
Hampshire
United Kingdom
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