RARE GEORGE I ELMWOOD & UPHOLSTERED
"WRITING CHAIR", England, c1720
With original surfaces and exquisite color.
This upholstered armchair, with its cartouche form shaped back,
relates to several examples illustrated in
Robert W. Symonds monumental work,
English Furniture from Charles II to George II,
illustrating examples from the collection
of Percival D. Griffiths of Sandridgebury.
The Griffiths collection is considered the greatest collection
of early English walnut and mahogany furniture ever assembled.
For a reading chair with a variation of this shaped upholsterd
back and raking back legs,
see Vol. 1, MacQuoid & Edwards,
Dictionary of English Furniture, P. 226. Pl.. 65
36.5" High x 20" Deep / The Seat 18.5" High x 22" Wide
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