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Settee (one of a pair)

Maker:
John Mayhew (British, 1736–1811)
Maker:
and William Ince (British, active ca. 1758/59–1794, died 1804)
Designer:
Tapestry designed by Maurice Jacques (French, 1712–1784)
Factory:
Tapestry woven at Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Maker:
Workshop of Jacques Neilson (French, 1714–1788)
Patron:
Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry (Croome Court, Worcestershire, England)
Date:
1769–71
Culture:
British and French
Medium:
Gilded fruitwood; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)
Dimensions:
44 × 74 1/2 × 36 in. (111.8 × 189.2 × 91.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.22
Not on view
This settee and its mate (58.75.21) were made for the room in 1769 by Mayhew and Ince. The covers en suite with the tapestries were designed at the Gobelins by Maurice Jacques and Louis Tessier. The 1769 invoice indicates that the settees were meant to be placed on either side of the fireplace.
Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry ; Earls of Coventry , Croome Court, Worcestershire, England (1771–about 1900) ; Maurice Fenaille , Paris (before 1901–before 1932) ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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