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Chair

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Scoop-back with scalloped border, cabriole legs with C-scrolls and notched profile. Decorated with gilding, painting, and inlay with a fountain, birds, butterflies, and scrollwork. The chair is based on a design by Jennens and Bettridge of Birmingham.

Inscription

On the back at the base is a false Registry mark for the 10th of August 1844.

Provenance

1962, gift of William Marriott Welch, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of William Marriott Welch

English (Birmingham), 1844

Object Place

England

Dimensions

91.44 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

62.28

Medium or Technique

Papier maché with mother-of-pearl inlay; modern upholstery

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture