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Bequeathed by Mr Richard J. Witty
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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.
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)
Chair of carved walnut, cane back and seat; English, 1660-1700
Walnut; Cane; Material
Furniture and Woodwork Collection