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George III period wing armchair, attributable to Wright & ElwickGeorge III period wing armchair, attributable to Wright & Elwick

Early George III period carved mahogany wing armchair, attributable to Wright & Elwick. The channeled front legs with distinctive bead and reel carving to the outer edge, the top with foliate bracket returns. The rear legs outswept, joined to the front legs by an 'H' stretcher. The upholstery a modern scarlet damask. The chair outline and carving is specific to the known work of Wright & Elwick, a highly respected and influential firm of joiners and upholsterers operating in Wakefield, Yorkshire, from about 1750.

Literature: Beard & Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp. 1006-7

Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton, 1929, p. 305 & p. 309

Circa 1760

Item ID:AF17013

HEIGHT
44" (112 cm)
WIDTH
24.25" (62 cm)
DEPTH
25" (64 cm)
STYLE
Georgian
PERIOD
18th Century

Chappell & McCullar

Michael James Chappell
600 West Shaw, suite 160
Fresno
CA 93704
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    George III period wing armchair, attributable to Wright & Elwick

    $28,000 USD