An Important Pair Of George III Gainsborough Armchairs



Circa: 1755

Height: 36"

Width: 27"

Period: 18th century

Location: USA

Made from Cuban mahogany, this pair of Gainsborough armchairs are of generous size and comfortable to sit in. They have moulded swept arms and legs and stand on small plate casters. It is known that they were commissioned circa 1755 by the 5th Duke of Bolton for his imposing Country House, Hackwood Park. They remained in the house from this time until they were sold at the house dispersal sale in 1998. Since their purchase they have been in a private collection in America.

“A good pair of period Georgian armchairs with a known provenance from an important English country house."