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Pair of heart-back armchairs

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The shield back carved to the top with a wheat sheaf motif above a pierced palmette, with carved trailing foliage and a patera to the sides, tapering into carved foliage, a patera and fan motif, with moulded downswept scroll-carved arms and a bowed caned seat, on moulded square tapering legs,...

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Provenance

1960s, Mallet Antiques, London. Peter Lipitch LTD., London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011).

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English (Lancaster), about 1785

Dimensions

H: 96.5 cm (38 in.); W: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1035.1-2

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, modern upholstery

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture