circa 1730 - 1750
Walnut, fruitwood, beech, velvet, hessian
106 x 74.5 x 59 cm
Place of origin
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Bateman's, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)
A walnut and fruitwood open armchair, English, circa 1730-50. With a solid shaped splat in a stepped shoe. The arms outswept and on curving arm supports either side of a drop-in seat covered in later green velvet. The deep seat rails with square-arched bottom edge and raised to the front on a pair of eared cabriole legs on pad feet, and to the rear on chamfered, outswept supports. All four feet - like NT 760919 and NT 760838.1-.7, all dining chairs at Bateman's - are raised on blocks.
NT 761462, a photograph of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) in his Study at Bateman's circa 1930, shows him seated at this chair. Listed in Mr. Kipling's Work Room in the inventory taken at Bateman's in 1939. Bequeathed by Caroline Starr Balestier, Mrs Rudyard Kipling (1862-1939) with Bateman’s and its contents.