Chairs & Armchairs

The Langley Collection

George II chair SOLD

Mahogany  Circa 1745

A rare mahogany side chair with crisply carved low relief  and exceptionally well executed hairy paw feet.

George II Mahogany Gainsborough Chair

George II Chair

George II Mahogany Gainsborough Chair Circa 1740.

A wonderfully sculptural chair showing the French influence. The sumptuous carving with lion mask legs terminating in hairy paw foot front and back. The acanthus carved arms on a ribbon background terminate in the rare dogs head motif.

This chair relates closely to several known examples from important collections including the recently rediscovered settee sold by Frank Partridge in the early 20th century, illustrated in The Age of Mahogany. 

Sympathetic restoration to the seat rails and reinforced corner braces to the back.

George III Wing Armchair

George III Wing Armchair


Circa 1760

Mahogany and beech.

Serpentine back with boldly shaped wings over scrolled arms. Raised on carved cabriole legs terminating in hairy paw feet both front and rear. 

The carving is exceptional in both design and execution and retains a wonderfully rich patina.

The chair represents the fully developed Chippendale style that was popular in England and Ireland and highly influential on the design of Philadelphia chairs of the 1760 - 70's.

The carving is reminiscent of Philadelphia immigrant carvers who honed their craft in London and Dublin.

Mahogany Desk Chair

Mahogany Desk Chair Lenygon Illustration 1909.

Late 19th / early 20th century in the George II style.

Very well carved copy probably from an original. It is highly likely that this is an example by Francis Lenygon as a similar chair is illustrated in 'The Decoration and Furniture of English Mansions during the XVII & XVIII'.

George I Walnut Open Armchair

Rare George I Walnut Open Armchair. 

Bold design with dolphin foot termination to the front legs. 

A very rare chair with the carved blind fret back . Gilded examples with completely upholstered backs are known.