Armchair (one of a set of six)

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: Overall: 42 5/8 × 28 × 26 in. (108.3 × 71.1 × 66 cm)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958

Accession Number: 58.75.16


This is one of six armchairs supplied by Mayhew and Ince described in their 1769 invoice as "large Antique Elbow Chairs with oval backs carv'd with Double husks and ribbon knot on top."