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A pair of unusually large mid 18th century carved mahogany armchairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, each having a serpentine shaped crest rail, exceptionally fine carved acanthus corners and a pierced splat carved with C-scrolls, and having outswept arms with fine cabochon terminals on downswept supports joined to the side of the seat; the seat with drop-in frame upholstered in yellow silk damask; on cabriole legs with acanthus carved knees terminating in claw and ball feet to the front and square pad feet to the reverse.

Literature: Thomas Chippendale, ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director’, 3rd edition, 1762, pl. XVI.


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