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Date: Late 1700s
Location: Yellow Drawing Room
One of a set of ten painted chairs by Thomas Chippendale, the oval padded backs and seats covered in pink velvet, the moulded frames carved with berried foliage on tapering fluted legs.
Chippendale supplied ten of these chairs at £4 4s each, as well as two bergeres and two sofas, in 1775. They were japanned yellow and white with yellow damask upolstery, and were later reupholstered. The bill describes the chairs as “10 Cabriole chairs without Arms richly Carved neatly Japann’d yellow and white varnished, stuft and Covered with your Damask and finished with gilt Nails £44 – -” , which implies that Edwin Lascelles provided the silk damask for the whole suite, as well as for the walls and curtains.