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Armchair: M.12-1950

Object information

Awaiting location update


Production: Unknown




Walnut, the back and seat upholstered and covered in linen canvas, embroidered with vases of flowers in polychrome wools and cream silk highlights in tent stitch and cross-stitch. Both seat and back are worked with a vase and bouquet of flowers. There is some later stitching, particularly on the seat.


History note: Miss Grace Clarke, by whom bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1940 with a life interest to Mrs Charles Beveridge

Legal notes

Miss Grace Clarke Bequest, 1940

Measurements and weight

Depth: 47.0 cm
Height: 101.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-08) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss


18th Century, second quarter#
George I
George II
Circa 1725 CE - Circa 1740 CE

Components of the work

Cover composed of linen (material) ( canvas)
Embroidery composed of silk ( cream) wool ( polychrome)
Frame composed of walnut
Seat Width 53.3 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1950
Primary reference Number: 98177
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 5 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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