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Carved mahogany side chair The design of the back of the chair closely follows the design of Plate XIII of Thomas Chippendale's book of furniture designs, the 'Director' (3rd edition 1762). The major difference is that the legs of the chair are not carved as in the illustration. This was probably a matter of cost, as it would have been cheaper to produce but the visual impact of the carved chair backs at the dining room table would have been the same. The back seat rail is stamped VI, indicating that it was one of a larger set.
Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund.
Size: Height: 101 cm; Width: 52.5 cm; Depth: 46 cm.
Object Type: chair
Period: George III
Actual Date: c. 1770
Century: 18th century
Museum Accession Number: 1976.15/FW