A truly wonderful and rare, early 19th century, original painted bergere armchair attributed to Gillows. There are several comparisons to this chair listed, both is style, detail and scale, but I have yet to find one in its original paint, although Gillows are well known for their painted furniture. One pair, made in Satinwood, are situated in the bedroom at Tatton Park, owned by the National Trust. The small scale of these chairs, is generally thought, that they were made for the bedroom, rather than being a library armchair.
Condition: Cane in good order. The frame original with some traces of old woodworm, but not structural, back legs spliced about four inches from the castors and colour matched in. The rear castors later replacements, but have been on a long time. Paint work naturally distressed, but as would be expected.
English circa 1820
H 31" x W 21" x D 19'
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