An Exhibition-Quality Carved Chair Possibly by Mssrs Hunter of London

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Object Description

An Exhibition-Quality Carved Chair
Possibly by Mssrs Hunter of London

An exuberant and striking example of mid-nineteenth century furniture craft, the single chair carved from solid Walnut, with hand-carved details throughout including stylised paw feet to the legs, a bejewelled apron below the seat and a shaped backrest with naturalistic details incorporating leopard heads at the apex.
English, circa 1850

Object Literature

W., J. R. & E Hunter of Moorgate Street

Established in London in 1804 by William Hunter, and subsequently joined by his sons John Ridley and Edward, the cabinetmakers and upholsterers business steadily grew, and participated in the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, where they exhibited a carved sideboard, cellaret, and two armchairs made from English Walnut.

Object Condition

Excellent condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:20.00 x H:37.50 x D:21.50 inches
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1850

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