An Unusual Pair of George III style Mahogany Framed Gainsborough Chairs
An unusual pair of George III style mahogany framed Gainsborough chairs. With finely carved detail retaining with period Lee tapestry cover, now very much sought after.

Seat Height-18 inches
c. 1950
The company was begun by Arthur H. Lee in the mid-1880s in Bolton, moving to Warrington in 1888, and then to Birkenhead in 1908 when it was incorporated as Arthur H. Lee & Sons. The company continued under the direction of Lee's three sons, and five grandsons, before closing in 1970. The American branch of the firm continues as Lee Jofa in New York. Arthur H. Lee developed innovative methods of weaving figured "tapestries" on power jacquard looms. The restricted colours of the shuttle boxes were supplemented by printing processes giving Lee textiles a unique appearance. The company also produced a large range of crewel and canvas embroideries. Although perhaps most associated with decorating in the period style, Lee's also developed a modern range in the 1920s (notably "quiltweaves")and a range of luxury-market plain upholstery fabrics in the 1950s and 60s. The firm was also the agent for Fortuny in Europe and the USA.
Height38.00 inch(96.5 cm)

Width28.00 inch(71.1 cm)

Depth33.00 inch(83.8 cm)
Ref No. 8097
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