Pair of Chairs
Each padded back rest with floral-carved crest and the serpentine fronted seat on floral carved rails and cabriole legs
Museums & Collections:
Carnavalet Paris, Louvre Paris, Versailles, Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon
Le Mobilier du Musee du Louvre pg.99
Le Moblier Francais Du XVIII Siecle pg. 76-78
Inventory Number: Cha257
Thomas Chippendale was born in Otley, Yorkshire, in 1718, the son of a carpenter. The exact date of his birth is a mystery, but we do know that he was baptised on June 5. Like his birth, Chippendale's early life is lost to us. We do know that he married Catherine Redshaw in 1748 in London, and five years later he moved his furniture showrooms and workshop to St. Martin's Lane, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.Height 40 in. Width 25 in. Depth 25 in.
Inventory Number: Cha344
The serpentine-shaped padded back, seat and arms upholstered, the scrolling arm supports, the seatrail and cabriole legs carved with foliage and shells, joined by a waved X-shaped stretcher.
Le Siege Francais by Madeleine Jarry
Inventory Number: Cha159
Louis Delanois Maitre in 1761
The shaped back with a carved floral crest leading to two shaped scrolling arms, over four cabriole legs with carved floral knees all ending with tupie feet.Height 37 in. Depth 22 in. Width 26 in.
Inventory Number: Cha158
Each back with a stylized foliate crest rail above an elaborately carved splat, on a serpentine seat on cabriole legs terminating in carved pad feet, joined by shaped stretchers
Inventory Number: Cha78
Each with a trapezoidal back and bowed seat covered in gold silk damask, the legs headed by griffin masks and ending in paw feetHeight 35 in. Width 22 1/2 in. Depth 20 in.
Inventory Number: Cha75
H.Armand maitre in 1749
Le Moblier Francais Du XVIII Siecle pg.24
Inventory Number: Cha57
Each with a cartouche shaped padded back and seat, within a molded frame carved with acanthus leaves, the seat rail centered by a scallop shell, on cabriole legsHeight 36 in. Width 24 in. Depth 20 in.
Inventory Number: Cha41
Stamped Nicolas Blanchard, maitre in 1771
Each with a cartouche shaped upholstered backrest, the top rail carved with flowerheads and leaf tip, padded armrests raised on voluted supports, the serpentine fronted seat raised on cabriole legs.Height 37 ½ in. Width 27 in. Depth 22 in.
Inventory Number: Cha40