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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

carved and veneered walnut beechwood (rails), gilt pewter (knees and front rail), gilt painted verre églomisé glass panel. mortise and tenon construction, silk damask (not original, seat cover)

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

Thomas How was the maker and Mrs. John Innes Kane was the bequestor of this object.

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