An exceptional mid C19th pair of carved mahogany open armchairs in the Chippendale manner and of generous proportions; the serpentine crest rail with scrolled carving above the wide interlaced splat finely carved to a scroll work and foliate design. The scrolled outswept arms with unusual rounded knuckles on very shapely moulded arm supports with pierced carving. The upholstered drop in seats housed in a blind fret carved seat frame of a Chinese Chippendale design. Raised on square chamfered legs of a conforming design; united by 'H' stretchers with unusual pierced carving. Newly upholstered in acid green cut silk velvet.
NB A very well drawn pair of chairs in a good quality grade of mahogany to the designs of Chippendale, not to be compared with lesser early C20th copies.
English circa 1860
Very good condition, strong and sturdy, with a good rich colour and patination
Dimensions (ins) 26 wide x 37.5 high x 22.5 deep; seat height 17.5 x seat depth 17 x seat width max 22