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Side Chair - One of a Set of Eight

Decorative Arts

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
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 67.197.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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, 67.197.4. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.67.197.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    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 chair, 67.197.9-.10. Chair has tall back, framed with wooden strips; square seat, 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. Chair is in fairly good shape with a few stretchers and pieces replaced.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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