C1785 Set 6 Hepplewhite Mahogany Shield Back Dining Chairs, George III

$3,650.00 Georgian set of 6. (HOLD)

This splendid set of fine Georgian mahogany dining chairs is in the shield back form made famous by Hepplewhite's design book. The base continues in the robust Chippendale tradition of tapered, square section front legs, in this case with a moulding, joined by an H stretcher. The back of the chair, however, is light and elegant, and difficult to make. The shield outline is infilled with five fronds, radiating from an half-patera at the curved bottom. The tops of these fronds are carved with bellflowers and acanthus.The drop-in, or trap, seats are covered with embroidered silk, which is silk in excellent condition. We sold these chairs years ago, after so upholstering them, and happily they have now come back to us.

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