Pair of George III Period Mahogany Elbow Chairs by Robert Manwaring
A fine pair of George III period mahogany elbow chairs by Robert Manwaring.The termini on the supports and arms of typical ball construction. Very well carved detail to the pierced back splats The sinuously shaped sections to the back are very well executed.

Seat height 18.5 inches (47cm)
c. 1780
Robert Manwaring was an English 18th-century furniture designer and cabinet maker. The dates of his birth and death are unknown. He was a contemporary and imitator of Thomas Chippendale, and not the least considerable of his rivals. He prided himself upon work which he described as "genteel", and his specialty was chairs. He manifests the same surprising variations of quality that are noticed in the work of nearly all the English cabinet-makers of the second half of the 18th century, and while his best had an undeniable elegance, his worst was exceedingly bad: squat, ill-proportioned and confusing. Some of his chair backs are so nearly identical with Chippendale's that it is difficult to suppose that the one did not copy from the other, and most of the designs of the greater man enjoyed priority of date. During a portion of his career, Manwaring was a devotee of the Chinese taste; he likewise practiced in the Gothic manner. He appears to have introduced the small bracket between the front rail of the seat and the top of the chair leg, or at all events to have made such constant use of it, that it has come to be regarded as characteristic of his work. Manwaring described certain products of his own work as "elegant and superb", and as possessing "grandeur and magnificence". He did not confine himself to furniture but produced many designs for rustic gates and railings, often very extravagant. One of his most absurd rural chairs has rock-work with a waterfall in the back.
Height38.50 inch(97.8 cm)

Width24.25 inch(61.6 cm)

Depth22.00 inch(55.9 cm)
Ref No. 8269
£16400.00
Windsor House Antiques exporting antiques since 1957. All our items are fully guaranteed with a watertight detailed description and dates on invoices. All of our items are chosen for their quality, authenticity, colour of wood, graining, style and line. Hopefully this comes across in the images on our website. However please feel free to contact us for a full condition report for any of the items.

Please note that when using our PayPal link, you are not automatically returned to our site after purchasing. Our present procedure is that when the PayPal purchase has been confirmed to us, we will send you an email to confirm and explain our despatch and delivery procedures. In agreeing to pay by PayPal you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of sale. Any communications with you by ourselves will be in accordance with our privacy policy. Both our terms and conditions and privacy policy can both be found on our website. Thank you for your purchase and for choosing to use PayPal. We appreciate your custom. Please note there may be some Shipping costs.