style of George Hepplewhite (d.1786)
textile and mahogany
920 x 520 x 550 mmOrder this image
Fenton House, London (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany side chair, English, late 18th century, the curved and shaped top rail, the centre back splat formed as vase holding three plumes (Prince of Wales feathers), the vase draped with fabric swags connecting to a further two vertical splats, with square-section tapering front legs terminating in spade feet, and square-section curved rear legs, joined by variously heighted and positioned stretchers. Upholstered in gros point needlework with a design of green fire trees and red lines on a buff ground.
Bequeathed by Lady Katherine Binning (1871-1952) with Fenton House in 1952.
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style of George Hepplewhite (d.1786), cabinet maker and furniture designer