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40% Off Original Price: $ 7,900
Sale Price: $ 4,740

18th Century Chinese Chippendale Cockpen Armchair Desk Chair

Customization Options can be recovered in buyer's fabric. 16 chairs available in total, can be acquired in any combinations; copies can be made to extend the set.
Documentation Notes The present chair corresponds almost identically to a design for 'Dressing chairs' by William Ince and John Mayhew, published in their 'Universal system of household furniture', 1762, plate XXXV.
Origin England
Period 18th Century
Materials hand-carved mahogany
W. 23 in; H. 38 in; D. 23 in;
W. 58.42 cm; H. 96.52 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
Seat H. 18 in; Back H. 38 in;
Seat H. 45.72 cm; Back H. 96.52 cm;
Condition Good. fine antique condition, minor restorations
Creation Date circa 1765
Number of Pieces 8+
Description A generously proportioned George III period Chinese Chippendale mahogany armchair, after a design by Mayhew & Ince,
circa 1760.
16 armchairs available.

Why these chairs are special?

Why it is special?
Being one of the best specimens of the Chinoiserie chairs we have ever seen, the form of these chairs is particularly rare and conforms to a design published by William Ince and John Mayhew, the celebrated designers and makers of fine furniture in 18th century London.

With a pierced geometric back between conforming lattice armrests, above drop-in seats, recently covered in yellow silk damask, pierced fretwork legs, and conforming stretchers.

Conceived in the Chinese manner expounded by William and John Halfpenny in rural architecture in the Chinese taste (1752), and Sir William chambers in his designs of Chinese buildings, furniture, dresses, machines and utensils (1757), the pattern for this chair follows a design for 'Dressing chairs' by William Ince and John Mayhew, published in their 'Universal system of household furniture', 1762, plate XXXV and Thomas Chippendale's designs for ‘Chinese chairs’ in the 1st edition of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, (1754), plates XXIII-XXV. They are designated as 'Designs of chairs after the Chinese manner, and are very proper for a ladies dressing-room: especially if it is hung with India paper. They will likewise suite Chinese temples'.

A related pair of open armchairs in the chinoiserie taste was sold at Christie's, New York, 10 May 2018, Lot 647 ($193,750).
Styles / Movements Chinese Export, George III, Georgian
Incollect Reference Number 294026
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