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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyatt, James, born 1746 - died 1813 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved oak; upholstered seat renewed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the Brigadier Clark Fund through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    W.151-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

It is thought that the architect James Wyatt (1746-1813) made this armchair for one of the interiors that the Prince Regent, later George IV, commissioned for Carlton House in London. These were in the Gothic Revival style. One room, the Gothic Library, was supplied with a set of oak seat furniture in 1808. This chair may belong to that set. The chair bears the inventory mark of Windsor Castle, which was added about 1835. Eight matching side chairs are still in the Royal Collection.

Physical description

Open armchair of oak, with cluster-column legs, decorated with a turned ring at half height, and rising to support square armrests which enclose gothic tracery carving . The back pierced and divided by cluster-columns into three arcades with tracery carving; the top rail formed by a pediment enclosing further tracery motifs. Upholstered seat.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1805 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyatt, James, born 1746 - died 1813 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Carved oak; upholstered seat renewed

Marks and inscriptions

Inventory mark of Windosr Castle
stamping (marking)

Dimensions

Height: 91.5 cm, Width: 59 cm, Depth: 47 cm

Object history note

This armchair was part of a set and eight side chairs of the same design are still in the Royal Collection.

Historical context note

Possibly designed by James Wyatt as part of the restoration of Windsor as a royal palace. Wyatt took over as architect, carrying out an extensive scheme of Gothic revival building and interior decoration, following the death of William Chambers in 1796.

Descriptive line

English c.1805; d. James Wyatt; ex Windsor

Labels and date

ARMCHAIR
ENGLISH; about 1800
Oak

Stamped with the Windsor Castle brand.
Probably supplied by the firm of Morel and Seddon.

Given by the Brigadier Clark Bequest through the National Art-Collections Fund. [pre October 2000]
ARM-CHAIR
ENGLISH: c.1805
Designed by James Wyatt (1746-1813)
Maker unknown
Oak with modern upholstery

This chair was designed as part of the extensive alterations which Wyatt carried out at Windsor Castle for George III from 1800-1813. It bears the Windsor Inventory Mark.

Given by the Brigadier Clark Bequest through the National Art-Collections Fund. [pre October 2000]
Armchair
British; about 1808
Possibly designed by James Wyatt (1746-1813)
Oak; modern upholstery
This armchair is thought to have been designed for one of the Gothic Revival interiors commissioned by the Prince Regent, later George IV, for Carlton House, London. One room, the Gothic Library, was supplied with a set of oak seat furniture in 1808, and this chair may belong to that set. It bears the Windsor Castle inventory mark, added about 1835, and eight matching side chairs are still in the Royal Collection.

Bequest of Brigadier Clark through the National Art Collections Fund [1996 draft]

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Carving; Upholstering

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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