Pair of George III Period Gilt and White Painted Elbow Chairs Attributable to Thomas Chippendale
A pair of George III period gilt and white painted elbow chairs. The showframe portion with original paintwork, with stuffover seats surmounting stop fluted legs. The seat frames preserve the notches distinctive to the workshop of Thomas Chippendale, used to secure clamps during construction.
Attributable to Thomas Chippendale
Provenance: possibly supplied to Sir Peniston Lamb, Brocket Hall, Herts, whose son William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Queen Victoria’s first prime minister, was famously scandalised by his wife’s affair with Lord Byron. Probably sold at the Brocket Hall sale in 1921.
Literature: Christopher Gilbert, ‘The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale’, 1978, cf. pp. 112-13, pl. 195-6
37″ in height x 25″ in width x 21″ in depth; seat height with squab 19″