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Collections > Furniture > Armchair
Part of a pair of armchairs are a mixture of gothic and rococo styles. The back rail, and the arms, are carved, showing rococo influence. However, the pointed arched shapes of the back, and the motifs of trefoil and quatrefoils, are gothic in style. The gothic and rococo styles were two popular styles of the 18th century, the rococo important from France, and the gothic an English search for a national style looking back to its gothic past. As seen here, both styles could be used on the same piece.
Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.
Size: Height: 94 cm; Width: 64 cm; Depth: 51 cm
Object Type: armchair
Period: George II - III
Broad Date: Late Georgian
Actual Date: c.1760
Century: 18th century
Museum Accession Number: FW.53.a