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Coronation Chair: M.16-1970

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Coronation Chair

Maker(s)

Maker: W. Hand & Sons

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Description

Chair of wood stained grey, the back and seat covered in blue velvet trimmed with yellow silk braid. The left-hand corner of the back embroidered in yellow silk thread with 'E II R' beneath a crown.
The inside of the chair rail at the front of the seat is stamped '1953' and 'W. Hand and Sons Ltd'. There is a black 'ER' surmounted by a crown, with 'coronation' to the right of it.
One of a pair with M.17-1970.

Notes

History note: This chair was used by Lord Greville at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

Legal notes

Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970. Transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum 1975

Measurements and weight

Depth: 38.5 cm
Height: 84.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • High Wycombe ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Kerr, Hamilton, Sir

Dating

Mid 20th century
Production date: AD 1953

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Upholstery composed of velvet ( blue)
Frame composed of wood
Thread, Braid composed of silk
Seat Width 48.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Embroidery

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E II R beneath a crown
  • Location: Left hand corner of back
  • Method of creation: Embroidered in yellow silk
  • Type: Commemorative
  • Text: W. HAND & SONS LTD
  • Location: Inside front chair rail
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Type: Maker
  • Text: 1953
  • Location: Inside front chair rail
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Type: Date
  • Text: E II R (surmounted by a crown) CORONATION
  • Location: Inside front chair rail
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Type: Commemorative

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1970
Primary reference Number: 77217
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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