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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