A set of six superb quality late Regency rosewood dining chairs, circa 1820, probably by Gillows of Lancaster, the dished 'Klismos' type tablet top rails over scroll carved and barley twist backs flanked by acanthus topped channel moulded uprights with beaded detailing, the fitted drop on seats with moulded front rails and raised on spiral lobed and fluted front supports.
Each of the chairs and seats are numbered with Roman numerals. The numbers do not run concurrently, with the highest number being XVI, this would indicate that they were originally a much larger set of chairs, very likely 18 or 24. As such it is almost certain they would have been made on commission for a large house.
Backs 84cm high, the seats 47cm wide, 42cm deep and 47cm high.
Condition: In very good, solid condition overall. Some old repairs to a couple of the chairs. The seats are all in good order, I can arrange to have them re-covered in an alternative, more suitable fabric by my upholsterer - please contact me for details.