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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
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Wing Armchair
  • Cushion
Materials and techniques
Legs and seat frame of burr walnut veneer with carved and gilt decoration; fixed cover of green silk velvet, edged with silk braid; structural upholstery of linen, linen webbing and horsehair
Brief description
Wing armchair, walnut and parcel-gilt, with green velvet cover trimmed with silk braid, attributed to the Roberts family, Britain, ca. 1720
Physical description
Wing armchair, with cabriole legs, terminating in square hoofed feet; rectangular back; the wings with S profiled elevation are canted out from the back and run down into out-curving arms ending in scrolls. Covered in green velvet.
  • Maximum height: 117.3cm
  • Maximum, across arm ends width: 90.3cm
  • At feet width: 78.7cm
  • At front of wings width: 70.8cm
  • Of seat width: 72.5cm
  • Maximum, at feet depth: 79.5cm
  • Along canted side of seat depth: 62cm
  • Of cushion, across projecting braid edges height: 12.5cm
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum
On loan to Houghton Hall.
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Record createdApril 29, 2003
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