Pair of turkey-work chairs
- Art Funded
- Each 104 x 54 x 45 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £4,750 (Total: £11,000)
- Huntington Antiques Ltd
Named for their embroidered covers, they were durable, colourful and inexpensive. The covers may have been made in Yorkshire or Norwich, while the chair frames were probably made and upholstered in London. Thousands were produced each year by the London furniture industry for home and international markets. However very few now survive and these are rare examples.
Trevor Micklem; collection of Sir Paul and Lady Hamlyn (purchased 1960's); Huntington Antiques, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.
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