|Pair of George II Walnut Gainsborough Chairs|
|A fine pair of George II walnut Gainsborough chairs in the manner of Giles Grendey. The padded arms with flowerhead terminals and acanthus-carved supports, raised on four shell-carved cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. The backs and seats upholstered with 18th century needlepoint. The18th Century French needlepoint restored.
C. Gilbert illustrates a walnut side chair from a set of twelve with a Grendey label in "The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840", 1996, fig. 435, with distinctly similar legs and identical ball and claw feet. Fig. 438 shows an armchair with downswept arm supports and similarly carved arm terminals.
|Provenance: By repute, Ham House. Apter Fredericks Ltd., London|
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