manner of Thomas Roberts (fl.1686-1714)
Carved walnut, silk and wool
140 x 83 x 72 cmOrder this image
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
An open armchair, one of a set of eight carved walnut and upholstered open armchairs, English, circa 1700, in the manner of Thomas Roberts (fl. 1686 – 1714). Each having a rectangular back and padded seat upholstered in red floral damask, the arms raised on moulded and scrolling supports, the front legs an inverse moulded scroll on tapering square-section feet, united by an undulating 'X'-shaped stretcher centred by a spire finial.
Transferred to the National Trust from the Treasury in 1984.
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manner of Thomas Roberts (fl.1686-1714), joiner