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Giles Grendey: A Pair of George II Walnut Side Chairs
England, circa 1745

A very fine pair of George II walnut side chairs. Each with a upholstered padded back and seat, the waved apron carved with a central shell and trailing acanthus, on foliate-carved cabriole legs ending in scrolled feet.

The shallow carving of foliate tendrils recalls the influence of Chinese export furniture created in Canton in the beginning of the 18th century which was itself influenced by English gilt gesso examples.

Reference - O02.12