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1968

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2001

2021

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Kneeling Chair (France)

This is a Kneeling chair. It was made by Georges Jacob and C. Chevigny. It is dated 1755–90 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is carved and painted beechwood, silk. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.

  • Frame
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1909-25-59

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 92.5 x 47.5 x 52cm (36 7/16 x 18 11/16 x 20 1/2in.)

It has the following markings

Chevigny stamp under front seat rail; Jacob stamp under back seat rail.

Cite this object as

Kneeling Chair (France); Made by Georges Jacob (French, 1739–1814); carved and painted beechwood, silk; H x W x D: 92.5 x 47.5 x 52cm (36 7/16 x 18 11/16 x 20 1/2in.); 1968-158-15

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