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Chair: MAR.M.215B-1912

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Maker: Fordham, James (Probably)




Carved walnut chair with drop in seat, cabriole legs and claw and ball feet, the splat decorated with floral marquetry in various woods; one of a set of four, MAR.M.215A-D-1912.

Carved European walnut chair with some sections made from Virginian red walnut, the yoke, back, uprights, splat and seat rails veneered in European walnut. The front and both side raiLs are in beech and the back rail walnut. The chair has cabriole legs and claw and ball feet, the splat decorated with floral marquetry in various woods, and a drop in seat covered in a pink and cream fabric with a woven Florentine pattern (modern) . One of a set MAR.M.215A-D-1912

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 36¼ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Circa 1727 - Circa 1747


The attribution is made on the basis of an inscription in black ink on MAR.M.215A-1912, 'J Fordham London. The chairs were accessioned as Dutch or English.

School or Style


Components of the work

Seat composed of damask ( dark pink) Depth 20 in Width 22 in
Frame composed of walnut

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.215B-1912
Primary reference Number: 77426
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 27 September 2023

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

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