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Chippendale-Style Mahogany Dining Side Chairs by Hindley & Wilkinson

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Key Features

  • This magnificent pair of Chippendale-style chairs is carved of choice mahogany
  • The side chairs were expertly carved in the admired style of Thomas Chippendale
  • Created by the London firm of Hindley & Wilkinson, they feature Chippendale's Ribbon Back design
  • Superior pairs of Chippendale-style chairs exhibiting such wonderful decoration are extremely rare

Item Details

  • Width:
    25 Inches
  • Height:
    39 Inches
  • Depth:
    21 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
Evoking the superior designs of Thomas Chippendale, this refined pair of mahogany side chairs was created by the London firm of Hindley & Wilkinson. These luxuriously carved chairs boast Chippendale's Ribbon Back design, executed with the utmost attention to detail. The talent and genius of Thomas Chippendale's designs dominated the furniture styles of the 18th century. He was the first person to boast such a strong following that an entire style bears his name and not that of a monarch. In 1754, Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker's Director, considered the "bible" of furniture design of its day. This was undobtedly the source to which Wilkinson & Sons turned for their inspiration in the creation of these elegant chairs. The Ribbon Back pattern is featured in The Gentleman & Cabinet Maker's Director by Thomas Chippendale, third edition, plate XV, and listed as Ribband Back.

One chair is stamped "Hindley & Wilkinson, Ltd. / London", and the other is stamped "Wilkinson & Son / London"

Circa 1880

25" wide x 21 1/2" deep x 39" high

Chippendale, 1989, Nathaniel Harris
Miller's Antiques Checklist: Furniture,1989, Richard Davidson
The Gentleman & Cabinet Maker's Director, 1762, Thomas Chippendale (reprint of Third Edition, 1966)

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