I came across another Giles Grendey ladderback chair (fig. 1) on display in the London Room of the Handel House Museum (the London home of the baroque composer, George Frideric Handel). Other than the slight difference in the shape of the back splats, the chair appears to be virtually identical to the one I’m copying.
Fig. 1. Grendey style chair at the Handel House Museum. (© The Handel House Trust)
I assembled the chair and when the glue was dry, I wiped the whole thing down with hot soapy water in preparation for staining and polishing it.
Fig. 2. The Grendey chair in-the-white.
Fig. 3. Front quarter view.
Fig. 4. Rear quarter view.
Fig. 5. Top back rail.