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|Location of Origin: England|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Antique Furniture : Seating, Chairs|
|Secondary Classification: All Other Categories : By Style / Period : Georgian|
|While undoubtedly executed by a master craftsman and designer, a secure attribution to a single maker or firm is not yet possible. There have been suggestions, based on stylistic comparisons, that this chair was made by William Bradshaw (1728-1775), Greek Street, Soho. Bradshaw was a subscriber to Chippendale’s Director of 1754. He may have taken some design influence from there.|
There are comparisons to a known suite at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, supplied by Bradshaw and listed in the inventory of 1743 which display some of the same design elements: the shells to the arms and legs and the cross-hatching on the front seat rail.
See also a suite of parcel-gilt furniture supplied by James Whittle Sr. (fl.1731-1759) of St. Andrew’s Street, Soho - partner to Samuel Norman in 1755 - to Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness for Hornby Castle, Yorkshire. This suite also displays the same cross-hatching on the front seat rails.
Finally, there are striking affinities, demonstrated in the ribbon-twist border and the Ionic scrolled feet, to the work of Vile & Cobb as well.
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