Pair of Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs


Circa 1815

A fine and rare pair of Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs upholstered in a faded red hide with brass nailing, the deeply shaped backs flanked by scrolling arms and raised on Lyre-shaped mahogany frames with reeded details and turned front legs terminating in brass cups and casters.

H: 38” 97 cms W:27” 69 cms D:24” 61 cms.

Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London

Note: There are minor differences between the two chairs in the detail.

Attribution: The lyre fronted Library Chair is a known Gillows pattern and featured in a number of homes they furnished during the Regency Period including Mere Hall and Hackwood Park. See Hackwood Sale Catalogue, Christie’s April 20-22 1998, Lot 55 for an almost identical pair supplied to William Powlett, 2nd. Baron Bolton for Hackwood, in May 1813 by Gillows.

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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