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Shaped open back with voluted top rail and two horizontal crossing members enclosing a verre églomisé panel bearing the arms of the Earl of Scarsdale (extinct 1735). Cabriole sharply raking rear legs, voluted at knees, and with moulded ankles and Dutch feet. Voluted cabriole front legs with gilded pewter mounts at knees; hoof feet. Gilded pewter mask in center of front seat rail. Slip seat.

This is a side chair from United Kingdom. It is dated 1724–36 and we acquired it in 1926. Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its medium is

walnut and beechwood, gilt pewter, gilt and reverse-painted glass (verre églomisé) panel, mortise-and-tenon construction

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 104.1 x 55 x 57 cm (41 in. x 21 5/8 in. x 22 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

VI on seat rail

This object has been tagged:

This object was attributed to Thomas How

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane

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