Four George III giltwood open armchairs, attributed to François Hervé. The back carved with a ‘ribbon and stick’ band, the cresting centered by a ribbon-bound floral rosette with trailing husks. Leaf and tongue carved and beaded rails above tapering fluted legs headed by floral paterae and ending in turned feet. See detail photo.
Provenance: possibly completed for Carlton House, the London home of the Prince of Wales.
Literature: Beard & Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, pp. 423-4