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Chair: MAR.M.215C-1912

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Maker: Fordham, James




Carved walnut chair with upholstered 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. The front seat rail is incised XXII and a drop in seat covered in a pink and cream fabric with a woven Florentine pattern (modern) .


History note: Unknown before testator

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


Early 18th Century
Late 20th Century
Circa 1727 - Circa 1747

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: XXII
  • Location: On front seat rail
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.215C-1912
Primary reference Number: 98248
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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