18th Century Arm Chair

Exhibition Piece
18th Century Arm Chair
Circa 1770
A single green and gilt armchair attributed to Ince & Mayhew. Retaining the original decoration. Having an escutcheon shaped back, which has now been upholstered in modern Gainsborough F3871 dark green fabric, which covers the back, seat and arm pads. The arms connected to the front legs are headed by a finely carved paterae, spiral twisted fluting over straight fluting and then terminating in a spade foot onto brass cup
castors. Seat height 45cm
English circa 1770

This chair has strong similarities to a set of eight giltwood armchairs almost certainly supplied to George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick  (1746-1818), Warwick Castle, Warwickshire and which were sold by the Trustees of the Warwick Castle Resettlement, Christie's Auction London, 21st  March 1968, lot 115. This attribution was based on accounts 1774-77 at Hoare's bank detailing payments to Mayhew and Ince. Another example with strong stylistic affinities to the offered lot and also attributed to the same firm can be seen in the seat furniture supplied to Richard Myddleton for Chirk Castle, Denbighshire, Wales who was knownto be in correspondence with Ince 1782-3, who is known to have designed other furniture for the castle. Furher comparisons can be made between the  offered lot and seat furniture supplied by Mayhew and Ince for the 3rd Earl of Darnley, for Cobham Hall, Kent, part of which was sold by Christie's Auction, London 19th November 1992 

Good with wear and tear expected of a piece this age.

24.80 inches
36.22 inches
20.08 inches
United Kingdom
This item is sold

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