A hall chair from a set of four designed by Pugin for his own use.
Hall chair by A W N Pugin, c. 18351840
© National Museum Cardiff
- 95.4 x 40 x 45 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,000 ( Total: £31,105; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- H Blairman & Sons Ltd
They follow the tradition of hall chairs in having the coat of arms painted on the back, in this case the backs are emblazoned with a martlet, the footless bird incorporated into Pugin's coat of arms. This is one of a pair, the other chair is at The Walker, Liverpool.
A W N Pugin, perhaps first at St. Marie's Grange, Alderbury, then at the Grange, Ramsgate; descent in Pugin's family.