Pair of heart-back armchairs
Possibly by Gillow and Company (Lancaster, 1728–1962)
H: 96.5 cm (38 in.); W: 58.4 cm (23 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, modern upholstery
Not On View
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.
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).
Gift of Horace Wood Brock