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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1755-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mahogany, upholstered seat.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by C. D. Rotch

  • Museum number:

    W.76-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Armchair in carved mahogany with upholstered seat. The open back is rectangular with slightly splayed uprights and formed of a pierced design in the gothic style. The curved top rail is carved with rococo flame motifs in low relief. The open arms are of shaped design with elbows carved with foliage. The seat rail is mahogany with the original blocks. A drop-in seat is covered in modern green velvet. The cabriole front legs terminate in volute feet and the knees are carved with acanthus leaves.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1755-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mahogany, upholstered seat.

Dimensions

Height: 37 in, Width: 26 in, Depth: 26.5 in, :

Object history note

The armchair formed part of the bequest of Claude Rotch.

Descriptive line

Armchair, mahogany

Materials

Mahogany; Velvet

Techniques

Carving; Upholstery

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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