Set of 18 Georgian Style Dining Chairs
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Very fine set of 18 dining chairs in the manner of John Linnell, England circa 1890, having lyre and acanthus carved back splats with central rosette, over stepped and shaped aprons with ribbed carving, standing on square tapered legs with patera carved corners, ending in shaped spade feet and made of good dense mahogany. The armchairs with typical "Linnell ball" handholds and floral carved terminus. The design of these chairs comes from two sources, both by John Linnell and both made for Osterley Park circa 1769. (See Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham "William and John Linnell" Rizzoli International Publications, 1980, Illustrations 71 & 72) The set comprises two armchairs and 16 side chairs, two side chairs of a later date.
Very good overall condition. 16 chairs circa 1890, 2 chairs mid to late 20th Century.
Height 37.5 inches
Width 24 inches
Depth 26 inches
Seat height 19"