Side Chair, "Verre églomisé chair", 1724-36 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). Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. 1926-22-58.
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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.