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Wing Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Walnut, needlework
DATES ca. 1710
DIMENSIONS 48 x 35 1/4 x 30 in. (121.9 x 89.5 x 76.2 cm)  (show scale)
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 Wing Chair, ca. 1710. Walnut, needlework, 48 x 35 1/4 x 30 in. (121.9 x 89.5 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger, 67.197.9a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 67.197.9a-b_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upholstered and covered in needlework (gros and petit point); Queen Anne style. Needlework panels match with 67.197.1-.8 and 67.197.10 chairs. Although similar in style they are not necessarily from the same shop. Needlework on this chair depicts, on back, royal personage (probably Queen to go with King on 67.197.10) being served food and drink; gift bearers in exotic garb on seat and arms as well. In polychrome in blue ground. Outer sides and back of chair covered in blue silk damask. Chair has arched, serpentine cresting; serpentine wings, and horizontally rolled arms. Seat straight in front; row of brass studes encircle base of skirt. Four cabriole legs; front legs with knees shell-carved, flanked by scrolls, ending in pad feet. Rear legs the same minus shell carving. CONDITION - Somewhat faded, and worn in spots but needlework is generally good. Seat of cushion has suffered numerous tears which have been repaired.
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Wing Chair