Seats are upholstered in original deep burgundy oxblood leather with brass nailhead trim. The ribband back dining room chairs here are so called because their design incorporates a knotted or interlocked ribbon sometimes with a tassel and cord.
The set consists of two 2 arm chairs and six 6 side chairs.
Chippendale ribband back chair. Learn more about this artwork. Published in reverse as plate xvi in the 1754 and 1755 editions and renumbered as plate xv in the 1762 edition. 1755 60 after a design by thomas chippendale british the design is based on one of several ribband back chairs in the first edition of thomas chippendale s influential patternbook the gentleman and cabinet maker s director 1754.
41 h x 27 5 w arm to arm x 25 d seat height 19 25 w knee to knee. They are in very good vintage conditon with minor. 1765 with a shell carved crest rail shell carved skirt and cabriole front legs terminating in ball and claw feet.
A large set of carved mahogany chairs 12 side and 2 arm chippendale ribband back style of oak branches leaves with acorn trim c scrolls and s scrolls cabriole legs with ball and claw feet the two arm chairs are larger that the side chairs arm chair measurements. Side chair one of a pair ca. Ribband back chairs thomas chippendale.
The metropolitan museum of art new york city united states. Designs for three chairs whose backs are constructed from interwoven ribbon motifs and moldings. The chairs were custom made by biggs fine furniture for an executive office.
Set of 8 chippendale mahagony dining chairs featuring carved ribbon ladder backs and upholstered leather seats. It is based on a design by the cabinetmaker thomas chippendale who became famous when he published his furniture designs in 1754. His designs for elaborate ribband back chairs were very difficult to carve.
His book was entitled the gentleman and cabinet maker s director. The characteristic pattern of the wooden carved weave on the back of these noble chairs is known as the chippendale sytle chairs. Delaware valley chippendale walnut dining chair ca.
They were light and elegant but not robust. Sold by order of the trustees of the philadelphia museum of art to benefit acquisition funds. Download this artwork provided by the metropolitan museum of art.
Made of mahogany and finished with the darkest of colors it has carved details ribbed legs and a striped colored seat. Thomas chippendale ribband back chairs 1754 pen and black ink brush and gray wash. Ribbon back chairs by thomas chippendale these ribbon back mahogany chairs are perhaps the most typical of the mid georgian era of english furniture design.
Thomas chippendale british preparatory drawing for thomas chippendale s gentleman and cabinet maker s director.