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Armchair: MAR.M.213-1912

Object information

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Maker: Gourdin, Michel




Upholstered armchair with carved serpentine walnut frame, enclosed and padded arms, cabriole legs and scroll feet with brass casters; upholstered in dark green woollen velvet.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 39 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
After 1752 - Circa 1777

School or Style


Components of the work

Frame composed of walnut
Casters composed of brass (alloy)
Seat Depth 23 in Width 28 in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M. GOURDIN
  • Location: Inside back seat rail
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.213-1912
Primary reference Number: 95876
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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