George II mahogany armchair with needlepoint covering
A superb George III mahogany open armchair with upholstered seat and back, having outward scrolled arms, blind fret carved legs and an open fretwork stretcher, supported on casters. The needlepoint is French, 18th century.
The potpourri of styles that can be found on this chair include “Gothick”, rococo and chinoiserie and even, in the square tapered legs, a touch of the neoclassical. Without the tapering of the legs, it would be better to date this chair ten years earlier which is still a possibility. However, it is almost possible that some chairmaker was asked to see if he could incorporate all these styles in one chair which he has with the rococo cabochons on the arms, the Gothick tracery on the arms and the chinoiserie of the blind carved triangles at the top of the legs.
35 1/2 inches
Seat height: 16 3/4″