An Exceptional Pair of Regency “Grecian Hall Chairs” After a Design by Thomas Sheraton c.1805
These exceptional chairs are very much in the taste championed by a small group of connoisseurs whose figurehead was the Prince Regent, later George IV. The architect and designer Charles Tatham popularised the “x-frame” or curule style of chair with his publication Etchings of Ancient Ornamental Architecture, published in 1799, which included illustrations of 'Antique Seats executed in Bronze from the Collection in the Museum at Portici' (illustrated in a composite image below)
These designs in turn influenced the great furniture designers of the time and it was Thomas Sheraton in his 1803 Cabinet Dictionary who provided the design from which the present chairs are taken.
A Rare and Historically Significant Silver Royalist Badge After the Design by Thomas Rawlins and Featuring Portraits of Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria c.1649
A Highly Important and Interesting Carved Oak Figure of a Gentleman, Probably of Aristocratic or Even Royal Birth and Probably Carved in France c. 1690-1710
An Extremely Fine and Interesting Silver Tobacco Box With a Portrait of King Charles I Made by the Specialist Tobacco Box Maker Edward Cornock in London in 1713, Presumably for Francis Wight
Michael Pashby Antiques deals in fine quality English Antiques and Decorative Arts.
We specialize in works from the mid 17th century to the late 19th century and always have in stock good pieces of Georgian and Regency period antique furniture, in particular documented and signed examples from Gillows of Lancaster. We love early English Oak and Walnut furniture. Also we stock good pieces of Campaign and Metamorphic furniture, Anglo-Chinese and often Anglo-Indian Export items.