Circa 1760, good pair of early George III mahogany hall chairs. The chairs with their solid scooped Heraldic shaped back, above the shaped seat with a scooped oval panel in the centre. At the front of the legs there is an oval panel similar to that but on a smaller scale and cut out bracket feet. The back legs are similarly designed but splayed outwards. Similar chairs can be seen in the Dumfries House Catalogue, Lots No. 2 – 4. Inspired by Italian Renaissance ‘sgabello prototypes’, this model of ‘back-stool’ enjoyed enduring popularity during the 18th century. Sometimes these chairs come with a Heraldic shield painted on the back splat.
- Size 98cm high x 44cm wide x 52cm deep.