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Armchair (one of a set of six)

Maker:
John Mayhew (British, 1736–1811)
Maker:
and William Ince (British, active ca. 1758/59–1794, died 1804)
Designer:
Tapestry designed by Maurice Jacques (French, 1712–1784)
Factory:
Tapestry woven at Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Maker:
Workshop of Jacques Neilson (French, 1714–1788)
Patron:
Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry (Croome Court, Worcestershire, England)
Date:
1769–71
Culture:
British and French
Medium:
Gilded fruitwood; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)
Dimensions:
42 5/8 × 28 × 26 in. (108.3 × 71.1 × 66 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 516
This is one of six armchairs supplied by Mayhew and Ince described in their 1769 invoice as "large Antique Elbow Chairs with oval backs carv'd with Double husks and ribbon knot on top."
Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry ; Earls of Coventry , Croome Court, Worcestershire, England (1771–about 1900) ; Maurice Fenaille , Paris (before 1901–before 1932) ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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