• Item: 8 Georgian Style Dining Chairs
• Circa: 1880
• In the style of Chippendale period (c. 1750 – 1780)
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• 6 Side Chairs
• 2 Armchairs
• Ribbon back design
• Fine quality carved pierced ribbons
• Acanthus leaf carvings to ears and scroll arms
• Moulded vertical rails
• Stuff over seat design
• Newly upholstered seats
• Antique gold chenille upholstery
• Tapering reeded front legs on spade feet
• Sabre rear legs
• Original polish
• Excellent quality
• Heavy chairs – sign of quality
• Solid in joint
• True set (not matched together)
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique set of 8 Georgian style dining chairs, in the style of the Chippendale period, with ribbon backs, constructed during the late Victorian period, circa 1880, with newly upholstered seats, in excellent condition. The 8 Georgian style dining chairs are constructed of solid mahogany, designed with elegant pierced ribbon shaped backs, incorporating finely carved floral motifs, replicated on the ears, and acanthus leaf scroll carvings on the carver arms, flanked by moulded vertical rails.
The stuff over seats have been newly upholstered in top quality hard wearing antique gold chenille upholstery, with traditional hessian material to the underside. Therefore, the seats are in excellent and clean condition, with no marks. The seats are firm but comfortable; you do not sink into the seat. These are a heavy set of chairs which indicates they are of very good quality. The 8 Georgian style dining chairs are raised on tapering moulded legs, terminating on spade feet to the front, with sabre legs to the rear, united by a “H” stretcher for additional strength. The armchairs mirror the design of the singles, with the addition of two splayed scroll arms, secured by shaped vertical supports. Please note, this is a true set of 8 Georgian style dining chairs they have not been matched together from smaller sets of similar chairs.
The 8 Georgian style dining chairs feature a rich dark brown mahogany colour. The chair frames have been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore they boast a lovely colour and patination.
The 8 Georgian style dining chairs would look superb in the dining room or boardroom. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
History of Thomas Chippendale:
Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) was a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs in a trade catalogue titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director—the most important collection of furniture designs published in England to that point which created a mass market for furniture—upon which success he became renowned. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum, “so influential were his designs, in Britain and throughout Europe and America, that ‘Chippendale’ became a shorthand description for any furniture similar to his director designs”. The designs are regarded as representing the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are now reproduced globally.
After working as a journeyman cabinet maker in London, during 1754, he became the first cabinet-maker to publish a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director. It is regarded as the “first comprehensive trade catalogue of its kind”. According to The New York Times, “customers could browse, select a design and then order a piece of furniture”. Three editions were published, the first in 1754, followed by a virtual reprint in 1755, and finally a revised and enlarged edition in 1762, by which time Chippendale’s illustrated designs began to show signs of Neoclassicism. Chippendale had considerable competition during his active years, most notably from Ince and Mayhew. From the 1760’s Chippendale was influenced heavily by the Neoclassical work of architect Robert Adam.
He was buried 16 November 1779, according to the records of St Martin-in-the-Fields, in the cemetery since built upon by the National Gallery. Chippendale furniture is much valued; a padouk cabinet that was offered for auction during 2008 sold for £2,729,250. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Chippendale
Here is a fine quality antique set of 8 Georgian style dining chairs, in the style of the Chippendale period, with ribbon backs, constructed during the late Victorian period, circa 1880, with newly upholstered seats, in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frames and legs, but nothing significant considering the age of them. The chair frames have been cleaned and French polished in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The seats have been newly upholstered; therefore, the fabric is in excellent and clean condition. If you do not like the colour/style of the upholstery, we can recover the seats in a fabric of your choice. If you would like the seats recovered, please contact us for a quote. The 8 Georgian style dining chair frames have been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore they boast a lovely colour and patination. This is a true set from the day of their construction (they have not been matched together from smaller sets of similar chairs). The chairs are solid in joint; they do not wobble and they are ready to use.
External height = 99cm / 39” / 3ft 3”
External width = 63.5cm / 25” / 2ft 1”
External depth = 57cm / 22½” / 1ft 10½”
Seat height (centre) = 51cm / 20⅛” / 1ft 8⅛”
Seat width (between arms) = 48.5cm / 19⅛” / 1ft 7⅛”
Seat depth = 46.5cm / 18¼” / 1ft 6¼”
Arm Height = 70cm / 27½” / 2ft 3½”
Back height = 52cm / 20½” / 1ft 8½”
Side Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 99cm / 39” / 3ft 3”
External Width = 54cm / 21¼” / 1ft 9¼”
External Depth = 54cm / 21¼” / 1ft 9¼”
Seat Height (centre) = 51cm / 20⅛” / 1ft 8⅛”
Seat Width = 54cm / 21¼” / 1ft 9¼”
Seat Depth = 44.5cm / 17½” / 1ft 5½”
Back Height = 52cm / 20½” / 1ft 8½”
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