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Philip Colleck, Ltd.
Sold to a private collector
Rare Set of Six George II Carved Walnut Side Chairs
England, circa 1740
Height 38" Seat height 18"
Width 23 1/2" Depth 21 1/2"
Courtesy of Philip Colleck, Ltd.

These chairs are in exceptional condition and strike a wonderful balance between form and ornament. Sets of English carved walnut chairs are especially rare. This set was acquired from a private American collection.

Of very fine color, each chair features a shaped back exuberantly carved with C-scrolls, coquillage, and acanthus foliage with a pendant tassel centered above an open heart. The cabriole legs are carved with acanthus knees flanked by rosettes, terminating in claw-and-ball feet. The chairs retain their original seat frames, contributing to their rarity.

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