Possibly workshop of Thomas Chippendale (English, 1718–1779)
Object Place: Europe, England
Overall: 99.1 x 61 x 45.7 cm (39 x 24 x 18 in.) Other (Storage width): 61cm (24in.) Other: 45.7cm (18in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilded beech, modern upholstery
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
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.
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.
Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of his aunt, Jennie Goldstein