An exceptional mahogany Chippendale Georgian elbow chair. Circa 1770 with Scrolled 'bow' shaped back with pierced Gothic arched splat and scrolled set-back arms above leather stuff over seat supported on moulded chamfered square legs with stretchers. Chairs marked III and VIII and their respective slip seats marked XI and VIII are illustrated in plate XVI of The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker’s Directory by Thomas Chippendale, these side chairs are among the finest interpretations of Philadelphia Rococo seating furniture in the Gothic taste. Numbered III and VIII, they stem from the set of at twelve chairs commissioned by Thomas Wharton Jr. (1735-1778), a merchant and member of the prominent Quaker Wharton family of Philadelphia.
We have had the leather recovered in original colour with original horsehair cushion remaining underneath. Stunning statement piece of furniture.
As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.