The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Chair
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Venice, Italy
  • c. 1779
    1958 - 1959 (modern crimson velvet)
  • Carved and gilt pinewood, bronze powder, ochre paint, velvet, calico, webbing, horse hair, steel clips
  • Object size: 139 x 65 x 46 cm
  • F491
  • West Gallery I
Further Reading
  • Probably made for the Doge Paolo Renier, c. 1779; brought to London by the dealer Gasparoni in c.1834 and sold to Town and Emanuel; 2nd Duke of Buckingham; Stowe sale, 19 August 1848, no. 548; Redfern, for Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.