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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at Houghton Hall, Norfolk


ca. 1720 (made)
Place of origin

On loan to Houghton Hall.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Chair frame of burr walnut veneer with carved and giltwood decoration; cover of green silk velvet, edged with silk braid; structural upholstery of linen, linen webbing and horsehair
Brief description
Chair, walnut and parcel-gilt, with green velvet cover trimmed with silk braid, attributed to the Roberts family, Britain, ca. 1720
Physical description
Chair, with cabriole front legs and heavily raked back legs, terminating in square hoofed feet; rectangular back with rounded corners, covered in green velvet.
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum
On loan to Houghton Hall.
Accession number

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Record createdApril 29, 2003
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