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Chair: M.10B-1961

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 8


Production: Unknown




Walnut chair with shallow carved open back and solid splat, cabriole legs with shells on knees and claw and ball feet. The splat also joins the back frame at the waist. The balloon-shaped drop-in seat is covered with velvet, and the curved seat rail is decorated with a shell decoration. One of a pair with M10A-1961.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis C. G. Clarke, 1960.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 45.7 cm
Height: 103.3 cm
Width: 57.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George I
Production date: circa AD 1720

Components of the work

Frame composed of walnut

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10B-1961
Primary reference Number: 95953
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 December 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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