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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mahogany, damask upholstery.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by C. D. Rotch

  • Museum number:

    W.77-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Armchair of carved mahogany with upholstered seat. The splat is of unusual design, centred on a double bogiepiercing, and splaying outwards to join the uprights in the form of C scrolls with roundels between. The serpentine top rail is carved with leaves and the arm supports with acanthus foliage. The straight front legs are carved with egg and dart mouldings, and there are carved brackets at each corner. The plain back legs splay ooutwardsand are also joined to the seat with carved brackets. The seat is covered in modern damask which is double-nailed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1750-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mahogany, damask upholstery.

Dimensions

Height: 38 in, Width: 26.625 in, Depth: 25 in, :

Object history note

The chair formed part of the Claude Rotch Bequest.

Descriptive line

Armchair mahogany

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The chair was illustrated in the Connoisseur magazine in December 1942.

Materials

Mahogany; Damask

Techniques

Upholstered

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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