George II hall chair by William Kent

A George II mahogany hall chair designed by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and William Kent for Chiswick House.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
92 x 61 x 48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,000 ( Total: £169,094; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Christie's

Provenance

3rd Earl Bulington for Chiswick House, circa 1730. Acquired by 11th Earl of Harrington, Elvaston Castle bought from John Morant, Brockenhurst Park, Hampshire.

Venue details

Chiswick House Burlington Lane, Chiswick, LONDON London W4 2RP 020 3141 3353 chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.10)

House
Sun – Wed and bank holidays
From April-October: 10am – 6pm
From Oct to Nov: 10am – 5pm

Gardens
Every day (all year) 7am – Dusk
Conservatory
Every day (all year) 10am – 4pm
Café
Every day (except Christmas Day) 8.30am – until approx. one hour prior to Gardens gate closing time.

Access restrictions and requirements

There is a narrow spiral staircase to reach the first floor of the House. The house staff can provide alternative access via the external portico steps. There is no disabled access to the first floor of Chiswick House. The Conservatory is fully accessible to wheelchairs and also contains some seating in the central rotunda. The café’s floor is flat and step-free. The doors are automatic. Public toilet facilities including a fully accessible bathroom are situated beside the Café.

Please visit the website for further details on the access requirements.