William Bartlett and Son
94.5 x 46.5 x 42.5 cm
Place of origin
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Gunby Hall Estate, Lincolnshire
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A mahogany Coronation Chair, by William Bartlett and Son, England, made for The coronation of George V in 1911. Stamped by the maker under the seat rail and 'Coronation GR V'. With a serpentine crest rail, pierced vase-shaped splat and raised on square section legs tied by stretchers With a white felt band embroidered with gilt metal thread buckled onto the splat, a crown above crossed sword and mitre and '1911'.
Bought by Field Marshal Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd when in attendance as Gold Stick at the Coronation of King George V in 1911. Little is known of the chairmaker but the firm is likely to be William Bartlett & Sons of Sheraton Works, High Wycombe, Bucks who initially specialised in Windsor chairs in the last quarter of the 19th century and then went on to produce cabinet work including Georgian reproduction furniture. (James Weedon, June 2019)
Gifted to the National Trust by Field Marshal Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery Massingberd in 1944.
Marks and inscriptions
Wm. Bartlett and Son (under seat rail) / Coronation GR V (under back rail)
Makers and roles
William Bartlett and Son, cabinet maker