C1780 Georgian Hepplewhite French Style Armchair in Silk

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A spectacular and comfortable George III open armchair in the Hepplewhite French Style C1780, in walnut. George Hepplewhite is the designer most associated with these English chairs infused with French curves and comfort. With a fully upholstered back and seat, they are the height of luxury for the day, since hand loomed textiles were eye-wateringly expensive. This elegant example has just been upholstered in a "grass stain green" silk damask. It has also ben reglued and polished up. The carving to the arm terminals and cabriole legs is accomplished and graceful. The outsplayed rear legs are seldom copied in later reproductions, robbing the reproductions of much of the grace of the originals..

90 cm tall, 65 cm deep and 65 cm wide.

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