Wright & Elwick: A Set of Ten George II Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
england , circa 1745
A superb set of ten George II carved mahogany dining chairs, of the finest quality mahogany and crisply carved throughout, the shaped top-rail centred by a carved pagoda cresting above incised trellis decoration and flanked by carved foliate motifs above bead and reel mouldings, the moulded and tapered uprights centred by conforming bead and reel decoration and headed by carved acanthus leaves, the ornately carved and pierced and interlaced splat with a pair of rosettes and a scallop motif carved shoe, the shaped open arms with leaf-carved terminals and carved downswept supports, the drop-in seat within scallop motif mouldings above borders of blind fret carving and egg and dart mouldings, on foliate and scroll-carved cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.
The set comprised of two armchairs and eight single chairs (one of a later date).
Height: 38½in (98 cm)
Width: 24 in (61 cm)
Depth: 23½ in (60 cm)
Height: 38¾ in (98.5 cm)
Width: 26½ in (67.5 cm)
Depth: 25 in (63.5 cm)
Almost certainly commissioned for a house in Yorkshire
With Mallett & Son Ltd., London
Property of a European Noble Family
Private collection, UK
Height: 38.78 in (98.5 cm) Width: 26.57 in (67.5 cm) Depth: 25.00 in (63.5 cm)
1745 98.5 x 67.5 x 63.5 cm (38³/₄ x 26⁵/₈ inches)England