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Chair (England), 1750–60

This is a chair. It is dated 1750–60 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is carved and joined red walnut, silk damask (reproduction). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This example may have been made for a Scottish or Irish patron, as the rococo carving is deeper than on most English chairs. It resembles designs from the 1750s published by Robert Manwaring. Few maker names are known, however, as British furniture was rarely signed and published designs provided models for many makers.

This object was purchased from Malcolm Franklin, Inc. and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 95.5 x 62 x 57.5 cm (37 5/8 x 24 7/16 x 22 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Chair (England), 1750–60. carved and joined red walnut, silk damask (reproduction). Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2006-5-1.

In addition to Making Design, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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