Armchair

English
1750–60 (possibly early 20th century?)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 106 x 78.7 cm (41 3/4 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

46.230

Medium or Technique

Oak, mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

Mahogany, richly carved curved back, arm supports terminating in scrolls, front seat rail and legs with angular feet. Back legs plain cabriole with Dutch feet. Upholstered in Fulham tapestry, eagle and crown on back, lamb and crow on seat, within floral designs. Flowers of arms.

Cabriole legs with carved feet, acanthus leafage at center leg and at top of knee, leafage at kneed flanked by C-scrolls, the edges of legs also have carved C-scrolls. Back cabriole legs have no carving and pad feet. Seat rail is shaped and carved with leafage and C-scrolls carved on arm support. Handnolds also have acanthus carving and terminate in scrolls. Back posts and crest rail are shaped to reverse curves and have C-scroll and acanthus leaf carving. Seat and back are upholstered with tapestry, on back eagle & crown, on seat lamb & crow.

Inscription

Circular paper label inside front seat rail: "Col Mulliner" probably for Colonel H.H. Mulliner (d.1924) of Clifton Court, Rugby, and The Albany, London.

On bottom of seat: label of Upholsterers International Union of North America

Provenance

By 1920, Colonel Herbert Hall Mulliner (born 1861 - died 1924) of Clifton Court, Rugby, and The Albany, London. 1941, Nicolas de Koenigsberg; 1941, sold by Koenigsberg to French and Company, New York (stock no. 75739); 1946, sold by French and Co. to the MFA for $5500. (Accession Date: March 14, 1946)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund