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What is this?

The pierced back splat and crest carved in rococo style with foliate decoration; the knees of the front cabriole legs with carved rococo foliate scroll decoration descending to hairy paw feet. The tapered and raked rear legs with stretcher between. Upholstery replaced.

This is a chair from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1750–60 and we acquired it in 2006. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

carved and joined red walnut, silk damask (reproduction)

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.)

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Malcolm Franklin, Inc.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18705481/ |title=Chair, ca. 1750–60 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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