Hall chair by A W N Pugin

A hall chair from a set of four designed by Pugin for his own use.

Details

Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
95.4 x 40 x 45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,000 ( Total: £31,105; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
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 with the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff.

Provenance

A W N Pugin, perhaps first at St. Marie's Grange, Alderbury, then at the Grange, Ramsgate; descent in Pugin's family.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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