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Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    about 1740-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    W.15-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carved mahogany. Retangular back, the splat pierced with three openings, the central one divided bya feature composed of money pattern and acanthus leaves. The surface of the splat and the top of the uprights carved with overlapping scale pattern. The top rail carved with a Vitruvian scroll centering on a husk. The arms terminate in volutes and are carved with flowers and interlacing strapwork. The seat rails carved with Vitruvian scrolls except for the back rail which is plain. The legs carved with money pattern. The tops of the legs carved with floral medallions. Velvet covering of later date.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

about 1740-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 in, Width: 24.5 in, Height: 38.5 in, :

Object history note

Acquired from Phillips of Hitchin, The Manor House, Hitchin, Herts.

Descriptive line

Carved mahogany armchair. Rectangular back, the splat pierced with three openings. The seat rails carved with Vitruvian scrolls .The legs carved with money pattern. Velvet covering of later date.

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

Illustrated in the Connoisseur September 1926

Labels and date

CHAIR
ENGLISH; about 1745
Mahogany [1976]
The vitruvian scroll on the seat and top rails and the money-moulding on the legs are Kentian motifs, although the general form of the chair is of a mid-century type. [1968]

Materials

Mahogany; Velvet

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Husk; Money; Vitruvian scroll; Medallions (ornament areas); Flowers; Acanthus

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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