Two chairs by William Hallett

Two upholstered chairs with carved woodwork and claw feet.


102 x 63 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £60,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
Gurr-Johns Ltd

They are from a suite of 18 chairs and 2 sofas supplied to Arthur 6th Viscount Irwin, apparently for the London house in Grosvenor Square. Within a year they had been sent to Temple Newsam. They are the earliest documented work by William Hallett. The upholstery is not original.


Supplied to Viscount Irwin's London house, 1735; removed to Temple Newsam circa 1736; Frank Partridge, 1922; Hall family of Longford Hall, Shropshire; sold August 1998; Messrs Gurr Johns.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461

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