This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance
To be exhibited atBADA 2020
A fine pair of George II carved walnut side chairs attributed to William Hallett. The rectangular shaped silk damask upholstered backs with top curved re-entrant corners, The seat section of square tapering section, with upholstery close nailed around the perimeter. The chairs are supported on carved cabriole front legs with a predominant carved acanthus leaf emanating from the knee, bordered by scroll ears. The leg flows down to a carved ball and claw foot with the synonymous William Hallet carved ring around the ankle. The rear legs of delightfully sweeping shape with a carved scroll at the knee and a shaped elongated pad foot. The feet are fitted with semi-concealed castors. Lovely shape and quality of carving, a fabulous pair of chairs.
Further Information: William Hallett was one of the most successful and highly regarded cabinet makers of the second quarter of the eighteenth century. The use of the turned collar above the claw-and-ball foot is evident in much of Hallett’s work. Hallet was commissioned for many important clients and estates of the day including Temple Newsam House and other important estates.
Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1735
Provenance: Private collection UK previously with Richard Courtney Antiques London.
Maker: Attributed to William Hallett