Pair of Regency Ebonised & Parcel Gilt Curule Side Chairs

Each with padded top-rail and gilded carved acanthus-filled splat on curved X-frame supports with gilded decoration. Upholstered in RU black 'Onyx' velvet (4201) with buttoned loose squab seat cushions.

English, Early 19th Century

Provenance: William Kelly Simpson, NY

A very similar chair is illustrated in Ackermann's (Regency Furniture and Interiors, Pauline Agius, Marlborough, 1984, p.81, pl.63) where it is referred to as the Carlton House chair:

we presume from having been made for the august personage whose correct taste has so classically embellished that beautiful palace". He notes that they are available "from the ware-rooms of Messrs. Morgan and Sanders of Catherine-street, Strand".

With similarities to a chair from the Collection of Sir Roderick and Lady Jones illustrated in Regency Furniture 1795-1830, Margaret Jourdain, London, 1965, fig.75, p.49.
H 84cm x W 46cm x D 65cm
H 33" x W 18" x D 25½"


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