Luxury Design, Past & Present
A pair of George III period giltwood salon chairs, to a design of John Linnell. The oval backs surmounted by a pair of carved rosettes. The downswept arms, very specific to the workshop of William and John Linnell, terminate in a channeled rail centred with a carved patera, above round fluted legs on toupie feet.
Literature: cf. Hayward and Kirkham, 'William and John Linnell', 1980, vol 2, pl. 92-5, for chairs of similar design