Suite of Early George II Furniture by Unknown Artist

The suite comprises a settee and a set of eight chairs, all with their original needlework covers.


Walnut & needlework
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,900)
Acquired in:
James A Lewis & Son

The frames are walnut with veneered seat-rails centred by scallop shells framed by scrolling acanthus leaves. With cabriole legs back and front, the latter with volutes, acanthus leaves, and claw-and-ball feet; the settee has shaped and outward-scrolled arms. The original needlework covers are finely preserved. They are worked with an attractive design of scrolling branches bearing carnations, peonies, and magnolia and prunus flowers, in tones of red picked out in ivory on a plain, bluish-green background. The backs and seats have large-headed gilt nailing.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £14.00)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan