Twelve dining chairs

Ref: 1640
  • Detail


    95 x 54 x 50 cm

    English, circa 1785

  • Provenance

    Arthur S. Vernay, New York, before 1940; [ … ]; Partridge Fine Art; American private collection

  • Literature

    R.W. Symonds, Masterpieces of English Furniture and Clocks, London, 1940, fig. 12 (see right)

    R.W. Symonds, ‘Mahogany Chairs of the Late 18th Century’, The Antique Collector, May-June 1945, fig. 1

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    Symonds (1945, p. 73) comments with specific reference to the present set of chairs: ‘The best chairs are distinguished by their heaviness in weight owing to being constructed from fine textured heavy Cuban mahogany. ¬†Their carved decoration is crisp and accurate in this hard close-grained wood.’