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David Garrick's chair


A painted oak backstool used in the Chinese Temple erected for the use of David Garrick and his friends at the Garrick Jubilee in 1769. The pierced back is of conventionalised acanthus form, above a saddle-shaped seat turned with a depressed ring; raised on a shaped frieze with pad-foot cabriole legs to the front. The rear feet are chamfered and swept and retain the original scheme of white paint, lined green; English, possibly made by Chippendale, about 1769., 1868 Catalogue - 'A chair, formerly in the Chinese Temple which was erected at the Jubilee in 1769 by Mr. W. Hunt for the use of Garrick and his friends'.

  • Measurements

  • Height

    1.03 metres

  • Credit line

    image courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust