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Armchair

Date:
ca. 1685–89
Culture:
British
Medium:
Walnut; covered in modern velvet
Dimensions:
H. 57 x W. 30-3/4 x D. 19-3/4 in. (144.8 x 78.1 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.110.18
Not on view
The carved decoration includes lion and eagle heads, a lion and a unicorn, and the cipher JMRR within a wreath between them, indicating that the chair was made during the brief reign (1685–88) of James II and his queen, Mary of Modena, possibly as a gift to a high functionary of the court or an institution in the king's favor.
Inscription: Cipher of James II and Mary of Modena (carved on crest)
George S. Palmer , New London, Connecticut (until 1918; sold to MMA)
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