Pair of heart-back armchairs

English (Lancaster)
about 1785
Possibly by Gillow and Company (Lancaster, 1728–1962)


Dimensions

H: 96.5 cm (38 in.); W: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1035.1-2

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, modern upholstery

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

The shield back carved to the top with a wheat sheaf motif above a pierced palmette, with carved trailing foliage and a patera to the sides, tapering into carved foliage, a patera and fan motif, with moulded downswept scroll-carved arms and a bowed caned seat, on moulded square tapering legs, surmounted by carved paterae and terminating in spade feet.

Provenance

1960s, Mallet Antiques, London. Peter Lipitch LTD., London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, year-end gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011).

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock