Armchair

English (London)
about 1775–80
Possibly workshop of Thomas Chippendale (English, 1718–1779)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 99.1 x 61 x 45.7 cm (39 x 24 x 18 in.) Other (Storage width): 61cm (24in.) Other: 45.7cm (18in.)

Accession Number

1984.129

Medium or Technique

Gilded beech, modern upholstery

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

Gilt beech. Armchair has upholstered seat and back, and armrests. Oval backs are decorated with a guilloche border, as are rails and arm suppports. Cresting has festoon of husks encircling a patera and overlapping the guilloche. Turned front legs form continuous line with arm supports and are decorated with beaded stop fluting and floral relief. Splayed rear legs end in attenuated scroll feet.

Provenance

Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire. 1931, sold Sotheby's London (13 March 1931), lot 111; by 1982, Herbert Heidelberger ; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger and his aunt Jennie Goldstein to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of his aunt, Jennie Goldstein