A Pair of George III Carved Mahogany Armchairs.

Attributed to John Cobb

A fine pair of George III carved open arm chairs in the French taste, the shaped backs above outswept arms and upholstered seats standing on elegantly drawn front and back legs, gadrooned and carved with acanthus foliage and cabochons to the knee, terminating in french scroll toes.

English, circa 1770

Width:      24"      61 cm

Depth      21"        53 cm

Height:     36"     92cm

Provenance:

John Stewart Esq, Stonehurst, Ardingly, Surrey

Sold 1926 by Moss Harris and Sons to Alfred Salmon Esq, London.

By Descent

Literature:

The English Chair by Moss Harris, Plate LXX ( Identical model Illustrated)

English Furniture 1500-1840 by Geoffrey Beard & Judith Goodison, p. 176, Figure 4

Mallett’s Great English Furniture by Lanto Synge, p. 127

A Catalogue & Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art, Part III, p. 369, Figure 18233,  Published by M. Harris & Sons

The Leisdorf Collection, Sotheby’s, New York, June 1974, Lot 138

Exhibited 

CINOA Exhibition, The Grand Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art . 1972 Plate 212.

                                                 
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