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.


Circa 1815 – 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.

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

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