Reference numberMOB/017
TitleEnglish oak wainscot chair
DescriptionEnglish oak wainscot chair, panel-backed, with a shaped top-rail surmounted with two serpents and flowers, shaped arms, turned legs and moulded stretchers. The back panel has a floral motif which is repeated in the chair’s tapestry-work cushion. The top-rail is engraved with the initials ‘RS’ and the date ‘1691’. Said to have belonged to Robert Southwell FRS.
Extent1 artefact
Dimensionsh 1060 x w 605 x d 590 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePurchased by the Royal Society from the collection of Mr and Mrs Ernest C. Innes sale, Christie's, London, 12-13 December 1935; recorded in The Record of the Royal Society, 1940, p.166
Council Minutes for 16 January 1936, minute 37, records approval for the purchase of the armchair by the Society in 1935 for 66 guineas.
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8282Southwell; Sir; Robert (1635 - 1702); diplomat and government official1635 - 1702
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