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PRESENTING A STUNNING 18C Pair of Large Chippendale Style Ribbonback Chairs.
British circa 1780 – 1800.
Oversized ‘period’ chairs with gorgeous ribbonback carving on the back splats.
In the style of chairs originally designed by the famous British furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale.
Made of solid mahogany, hand-carved and hand crafted to include the use of wooden pegs rather than nails or screws as one would expect from a GENUINE PERIOD PIECE !
The center top of each back splat having the Prince of Wales Plumes carved thereon, helping to identify this as a Regency Piece.
Acanthus leaf knees with ball and claw feet. The edging of the seats also highly carved.
The upholstery is old but probably re-upholstered during the 19th Century.
Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) was born in Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England in June 1718. He became 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, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director, upon which success he became renowned. The designs are regarded as representing the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are now reproduced globally. 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.
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. 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 by Ince and Mayhew.
18C Pair of Large Chippendale Style Ribbonback Chairs.
Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Collector.
Condition: Very good original condition.
Dimensions: Each Chair is 41″ Tall, 24″ Wide, 22″ Deep with a Seat Height of 18″, Depth of 19.5″ and 24″ Wide.