A rare 18th century Gainsborough Armchair in padouk circa 1768
The square back and seat upholstered in damask between two down-swept arm rests on cabriole legs at front and back.
- Height of back: 40ins (102cm)
- Height of seat: 17ins (43cm)
- Depth of seat: 20ins (51cm)
- Width of seat: 21ins (53cm)
Similar in style to chairs for a large suite of furniture made for Hopetoun House in 1767-68 by Thomas Welsh, Edinburgh
Padouk, a variety of rosewood, is a hard wood imported from Andaman islands & Burma. From 1720 used in the solid for a few exceptional pieces notably chairs