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Side Chair - One of a Set of Eight

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Walnut, beech, needlework
  • Place Made: London, England
  • DATES ca. 1710
    DIMENSIONS 43 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 24 in. (110.5 x 52.7 x 61 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Walnut and beech and seat upholstered; covered in needlework (gros and petit point). Queen Anne Style. Panel depicts exotic figures in various activities: some hunting, some singing, playing instruments, etc. with foliate background; all in polychrome, on blue ground. Needlework matches that on the wing chairs, 67.197.9-.10. Chair has tall back, framed with wooden strips; square seats, similarly framed; cabriole legs in front ending in pad feet. Turned stretchers. CONDITION - In spite of fading and moth damage, the needlework is in a remarkably good state of preservation. The chair is in fairly good shape with a few stretchers and pieces replaced.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Unknown. Side Chair - One of a Set of Eight, ca. 1710. Walnut, beech, needlework, 43 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 24 in. (110.5 x 52.7 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger, 67.197.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.67.197.1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.67.197.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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