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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    about 1810 (made)

  • Museum number:

    W.50-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Beechwood, in imitation of rosewood, and parcel gilt with velvet upholstered seat and back. (Reupholstered in 1966 with modern yellow material. The back and seat trimmed with braid patterned with a key pattern in green on a yellow background.) The rear legs end with uprights framing the back formed of two straight vertical posts terminating in gilt pineapple finials. Reeded arms finishing in black leopards' heads. The arm supports and front legs of baluster form. The seat frame square and studded with small brass discs. Some brass discs on end of arm support.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

about 1810 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

V
stamped on the inside back of the subsidiary seat frame rail and also, upside down, on the inside back of the main seat frame rail.

Labels and date

ARMCHAIR
ENGLISH; about 1805
Beechwood painted in imitation of rosewood and gilded

After a design by Thomas Hope in Household Furniture and Interior Decoration…(1807). [1976]

Materials

Beech; Velvet; Brass

Techniques

Parcel gilding; Painting

Subjects depicted

Pineapple; Leopard

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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