Pair of George II Walnut Chairs in the Chippendale Taste
mid-18th century, English or Irish, exuberantly carved in the rococo style, with foliate and shell carving throughout, the shaped backs with an intricately carved ribbon splat, the compass seats retaining the period slip seat frames with rose head nails, one seat retaining antique brocade upholstery, raised on cabriole legs with cabochon and shell carving at their tops and ending in ball-and-claw feet.
h. 42", w. 22-3/4", d. 21-1/2"
Provenance: By repute, the present chairs were part of a larger suite of chairs brought to the states by a German immigrant family in the mid-20th century. The other six chairs are believed to have been in the Northeastern U.S.