Chair

English (Birmingham)
1844


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

91.44 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

62.28

Medium or Technique

Papier maché with mother-of-pearl inlay; modern upholstery

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Scoop-back with scalloped border, cabriole legs with C-scrolls and notched profile. Decorated with gilding, painting, and inlay with a fountain, birds, butterflies, and scrollwork. The chair is based on a design by Jennens and Bettridge of Birmingham.

Inscription

On the back at the base is a false Registry mark for the 10th of August 1844.

Provenance

1962, gift of William Marriott Welch, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of William Marriott Welch