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Side Chair - one of set of eight

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Walnut, beech, needlework
DATES ca. 1710
DIMENSIONS 43 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 24 in. (110.5 x 52.7 x 61 cm)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger
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CAPTION Side Chair - one of 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, 67.197.5. Creative Commons-BY
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 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.
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