after Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792)
circa 1760 - circa 1820
Mahogany with seats upholstered in floral gros-point
1030 mm (Height)Order this image
Croome Park, Worcestershire
An early George III mahogany large elbow chair, one of an important set of eight, after a design of Robert Adam and supplied by John Cobb, some of the carving by Sefferin Alken, the centre upright panel to the back carved and pierced with anthemion motifs and fluted uprights, the toprail carved with paterae, the moulded arms with beaded borders, fluted seat frame on fluted tapering legs and turned feet, the seat upholstered in floral gros-point worked by George William Reginald Victor Coventry, the 10th Earl of Coventry (1900-1940); re-railed.
Loaned to The National Trust by The Croome Heritage Trust in December 2007.
Makers and roles
after Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), furniture designer John Cobb , furniture supplier Sefferin Alken (1717- London 1782), wood carver
Coleridge, 2000: A.Coleridge. “English furniture supplied for Croome Court: Robert Adam and the 6th Earl of Coventry.” Apollo February (2000): pp.8-19., p.15, plates 12-13 Coleridge, Anthony Chippendale furniture 1968., pl. 38 Musgrave, 1966: C. Musgrave, Adam and Hepplewhite Furniture. London: 1966., pl. 58 Harris, 2001: Eileen Harris, The Genius of Robert Adam. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001, p.52, plate 76