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Chair

  • Date:

    1660-1700 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Richard J. Witty

  • Museum number:

    W.38-1936

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Turned and carved balusters with acorn finials form the uprights of the back. Between them two plain slats of wood frame an oblong panel of cane. A top-rail of scrolls surmounts this between the uprights.

The square cane seat tapers slightly towards the back.

The front legs are of flattened scroll form. The back legs and the stretchers are of carved baluster form.

Date

1660-1700 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 126 cm, Width: 45.3 cm, Depth: 56.5 cm, Height: 41 cm to top of seat rail

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mr Richard James Witty (a solicitor), of Riverside House, Mortlake, London) who offered to bequeath his collection of 15 high-backed Stuart chairs to the Museum. Oliver Brackett's report (10 August 1915) makes it clear that their fragile condition meant that they were not in regular use by the owner. 10 chairs were bequeathed after his death in 1935 (W.29 to 38 -1915)

Descriptive line

Chair of carved walnut, cane back and seat; English, 1660-1700

Materials

Walnut; Cane; Material

Techniques

Carved; Turned

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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