George IV Period Library Armchair with Cabriole Back Legs & Castors
A superb Regency / George IV period Library armchair with beautifully made and substantial brass castors.
Highly unusual for the period with its sharply swept and pointed backrest, turned front legs and cabriole back legs, I can find no other similar examples in the furniture design books of the period. The front legs however, do bear some resemblance to the front legs of a wingback chair that appears in Peter and Michael Angelo Nicholson’s “The Practical Cabinet Maker” of 1826. It is likely that this chair is of a similar date.
Reupholstered in a floral Sanderson pattern fabric in order to soften its edges, this chair is a lovely oddity from the early nineteenth century.