Giles Grendey: A pair of green japanned chairs

england , circa 1725

A very fine pair of George II green japanned and gilt chinoiserie decorated side chairs, in the manner of Giles Grendey. The caned high backs surmounted with a gilded cresting, the moulded square seats also caned, standing on cabriole legs to the front and raked rear legs, all joined by a turned and moulded shaped stretcher, with stylised transitional feet combining both the pad and the claw and ball designs . Each chair fantastically decorated with gilt chinoiseries throughout on a green background. The chinoiserie decoration very much in the manner of Stalker and Parker.

The seats now with yellow silk squab cushions.

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Height: 46.50 in (118.11 cm)
Width: 23.00 in (58.42 cm)
Depth: 21.00 in (53.34 cm)
118.11 x 58.42 x 53.34 cm (46¹/₂ x 23 inches)
Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715 - 1740, p. 158, pl. 4.29 (for a chair of the same model).
Lanto Synge, Mallett Millenium, p. 84, fig. 82 (for a pair of chairs of the same model, but scarlet with gilt chinoiseries).
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