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Armchair

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

46.231

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

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, cock on back, hare and tortoise 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

A gummed paper label inscribed in ink: "Col. Mulliner"

Provenance

By 1920, Colonel Herbert Hall Mulliner (d.1924) of Clifton Court, Rugby, and The Albany, London; July 10, 1924, Mulliner sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 88; 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