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Armchair

English (London)
about 1765
Design attributed to John Vardy (active in 1736–died in 1765)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

107 x 73 x 77 cm (42 1/8 x 28 3/4 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.22

Medium or Technique

Wood, limewood; carved, gilded and painted

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Cartouche shaped back, a chassis construction, frame carved with scrolled foliage, fleur-de-lis center top rail, ribbon bound palm fronds bottom of back rrail. Scrolled arms with upholstered rests and florettes each side front and back supports. Palm fronds, foliage running up just under arm. Over bowed front seat rail with foliate carving, ground pattern and palmette in center over carved foliate cabriole legs ending in scrolls on gadrooned pads. Side rails, back legs similar in form to front rail and legs. Feet on steel casters covered with leather. Back rail with foliage and acanthus motif incised into gessoGilt limewood and white oak, leather covered steel wheels.

Inscription

'II' inscribed in frame of back rest

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie