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Collections > Furniture > Japanned side chair
Japanned side chair
A beech side chair with cane seat and back sections, the wood varnished and painted in imitation of oriental lacquer. This European imitation of original lacquer is known as 'japanning'. Chairs similar to this example are known to have been supplied by the royal cabinet maker Giles Grendey (1693-1780) for the Spanish and Portuguese export market. This chair is part of a pair.
Size: Height: 114 cm; Width: 46 cm; Depth: 39.5 cm.
Object Type: chair
Period: George I
Actual Date: c. 1720
Century: 18th century
Materials: Beech wood, Cane, Japanning
Museum Accession Number: FW.43