<em>Wing Chair</em>, ca. 1710. Walnut, needlework, 45 x 32 1/2 x 31 in. (114.3 x 82.6 x 78.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. H. A. Metzger, 67.197.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.197.10_bw.jpg)

Wing Chair

Medium: Walnut, needlework

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1710

Dimensions: 45 x 32 1/2 x 31 in. (114.3 x 82.6 x 78.7 cm)


Accession Number: 67.197.10

Image: 67.197.10_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Walnut upholstered and covered in needlework (grosspoint and petitpoint). Queen Anne style. Needlework panels match with 67.197.1-.8 and 67.197.9 chairs. Although similar in style they are not necessarily from the same shop. Needlework on this chair depicts, on back, royal personage (probably a King to go with Queen on 67.197.9) being served food and presents; figures in exotic garb on seat and arms as well. In polychrome on blue ground. Outer sides and back of chair covered in blue silk damask. Chair has straight cresting; serpentine wings and vertically rolled arms. Seat bowed in front; row of brass studs encircle base. Four cabriole legs: front legs with shells projecting above knees into skirt; below with imbrication flanked by leaf carving. Legs rounded and tapering terminate in pad feet. Rear legs rounded but essentially square in section with pointed termanals. Condition: Worn in spots, especially on seat and arms but needlework is generally in good condition, and colors better preserved than other chairs.

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