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Chair: M.22-1961

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Maker: uncertain




Mahogany or padouk chair. Upholstered seat with an elaborately carved back and vase shaped splat. The cresting is in a formalised shell pattern. The legs of cabriole shape, the back two plain while the front are carved with shells and acanthus foliage, on claw and ball feet


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Louis C. G. Clarke Bequest, 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 108 cm
Width: 66 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 - Circa 1750


Possibly made by Giles Grendey

School or Style


Components of the work

Frame composed of mahogany ( possibly padouk)
Legs Depth 70 cm
Seat Height 45 cm

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1961
Primary reference Number: 77257
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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