early c19th late george iii period mahogany hall or footman's chair

Early C19th late George III period mahogany hall or footman's chair .


Price

£300

Item Ref

ML 201

Description

Early C19th early C19th late George III period mahogany hall or footman's chair .
Elegant late Georgian period mahogany single chair with a beautifully-executed painted aristocratic armorial device panel in the back.
The panel depicts a lion stood posed upon the defeated body of a dragon or mythological beast , apparently above a red-and-white striped Baronet's bar . We have not identified the noble family to whom this crest belongs.
The shaped octagonal tablet back above a waisted body , and the solid mahogany seat all with reeded channeling, the overall design drawing from classical Ancient Greek inspiration. The distinctive columnar fore-legs and overall design of the Grecian form give a strong attribution to the architect and designer Sir Robert Smirke (1780- 1867) .
Sir Robert Smirke was one of the leaders of Greek Revival architecture, his important works include the main block and facade of the British Museum.
This stylish and sophisticated design chair has historic repairs to the rear legs but is stable and in sound usable condition.
Superb grade of mahogany timber which has achieved a rich colour and patination.
H 36"
W 18"
D 16"
England c. 1810
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
www.leesantiquesworcester.com.
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 201


Dimensions

Height = 90 cm (36")
Width = 45 cm (18")
Depth = 40 cm (16")



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