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Important 18th & 19th Century Antique Furniture

A Rare George III Carved Mahogany Armchair

Reference: 6251238

The upholstered back has a serpentine headrail above two out scrolling arms. The arms with the most unusual feature of a curve to the outer edge of the arm. The chair supported on pierced fretwork front legs with carved spandrels or brackets.

The introduction of mahogany allowed furniture design to change radically from what had been possible with walnut. The strength of mahogany allowed the legs of chairs and tables to become thinner and in this case pierced. However, while this was possible, it is nevertheless very rare to find good examples like this.

English, Circa 1765