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Pair of chairs

Pair of chairs

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mahogany, embroidered upholstered seat.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft-Lyons FSA

  • Museum number:

    W.56-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of a pair of chairs in carved mahogany with upholstered seat. The serpentine top rail is carved with foliage and ends in scrolls where it joins the uprights. The open rectangular back has a pierced and carved splat with flowing ribbon-like carving which sits on a shoe with a pierced quatrefoil. The uprights are reeded. The square front legs are plain and the back legs curve outwards; they are joined by four plain cross rails. The seat is covered in contemporary floral embroidery in silks and wool and double-nailed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1750-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mahogany, embroidered upholstered seat.

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 in, Width: 23.5 in, Depth: 18.75 in, :

Object history note

The chairs were bequeathed to the Museum by Colonel Croft Lyons per Mill Stephenson Esq. FSA 38 Ritherdon Road SW7. They were formerly on loan to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Mahogany chair with embroidered seat.

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

The chair is illustrated as figure 67 in English Chairs published by HMSO in 1951 and wrongly described as W.56-1962.

Materials

Mahogany; Embroidery

Techniques

Upholstery

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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