pair of mid c19th lacquered papiermch bedroom chairs in the manner of jennens and bettridge

Pair of mid C19th lacquered papier-mâché bedroom chairs in the manner of Jennens and Bettridge.


| $976 USD | €816 EUR

Item Ref

ML 2102


Pair of mid C19th lacquered papier-mâché bedroom chairs in in the manner of Jennens and Bettridge.
The frames of twisted Solomonic column design inlaid and decorated with ‘mother of pearl’ shell inlay and gilded foliate and leaf designs.
The backs inset with oval ‘apple green ‘ painted panels with hand-painted flower arrangement designs. The top cresting rails of shaped and arched form also with painted flower-heads .
Highly decorative pair of bedroom or occasional chairs in excellent original condition.
* The Birmingham firm of Jennens & Bettridge took over the papier-mâché company of Henry Clay in 1816 and flourished in the C19th, opening showrooms and works in London . They patented techniques employing the use of ‘mother of pearl’ shell inlay adding iridescent decorative properties to their papier-mâché wares . They enjoyed Royal patronage and international recognition for their production .
H ( back ) 35”
H (seat) 17”
W 16”
D 15”
England c.1850
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 .
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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 2102


Height = 87 cm (34")
Width = 40 cm (16")
Depth = 37 cm (15")

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