Pair of George III Gainsborough Armchairs
One 18th Century, the other later
Carved mahogany and leather
39.5in h x 28in w x 30in d
• an important private collection, Far Hills, NJ
This enduring design, here decorated in the Chippendale taste, was when new, was commonly referred to as a ‘French chair’. Smartly upholstered in burnt siena leather, one rests on wooden casters, the other on brass casters.