chair, side

manufacturer: Wright and Mansfield;  upholsterer: Richard Bisgrove Art Upholsterer (Australian, estab. 1900); 

circa 1880
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chair, presumably part of a larger drawing room suite and a the original cane seat now upholstered. Side chair possibly from a drawing room suite in painted satinwood. Shield back with cut out forms of a central splat depicting an urn and spray of spring flowers. A painted swag forms the side splats which support the central section. The chair is supported on fine tapering legs in the Sheraton style which broaden at the angle in a block shape below which again narrows to the foot. The front legs are painted with sprigs of flowers and all edges of the timber work are painted to simulate stringing. Re-upholstered in modern black horsehair B. Not known but possibly Wright and Mansfield, the leading makers of Sheraton revival furniture during the 1880s in London. they ceased production in 1886.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Wright and Mansfield
upholsterer: Richard Bisgrove Art Upholsterer (Australian, estab. 1900)
Production place
London, England
Production date
circa 1880
970 x 475 x 470
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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