A rare long set of mid 18th century Chippendale period mahogany ladder back dining chairs, comprising of fourteen side chairs and two armchairs, each having shaped and moulded upright supports with four pierced serpentine shaped horizontal ladder slats; the saddle seats upholstered in close nailed tan suede, on square moulded legs joined by and H-stretcher.The two armchairs with outswept arms on down swept supports joined to the side of the saddle seats.
Note: A similar set of ladder back chairs are in the Noel Terry Collection in York
Literature: Peter Brown, The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture and Clocks, York, 1987, p.62.
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