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Armchair: M.1-1958

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Walnut armchair. The back and seat covered in contemporary silk and wool embroidery, in 'cross corner' stitch.


History note: Bought by the donor 30th July 1953, from a sale in East Bergholt (?) Suffolk (Garwod, Turner and son, Ipswich), lot 63. Called 'Mary of Modena's chair', one of five chairs mentioned in the will of Mrs Beatrix Maria Venn (died 1762), who was god-daughter of Mary of Modena

Legal notes

Dr. J.A. Venn Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 53.3 cm
Height: 88.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by Venn, J. A.


18th Century, Early#
Queen Anne
Production date: circa AD 1710

School or Style

Queen Anne

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of wool silk
Frame composed of walnut
Seat Width 60.3 cm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1958
Primary reference Number: 77201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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