Erddig Hall (date unknown but it looks Tudor to me)
Turned English or Welsh chair 1640-1680
Made of cherry and pine this is a fine example of a turned chair that was in use in the Middle Ages, Very few examples survive from before the 17th century.
Dutch chair c 1675-85
Walnut with cane
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight
English or Dutch chair c 1690-1710
Lady Lever art Gallery, Port Sunlight
Italian Chair 1803-06
Part of a suite made by
Dionisio and Lorenzo Santi
for Napoleon's uncle, Cardinal Fesch.
Edwards Library Chairs c1812
attributed to Gillow & Co.
Made of painted East Indian satinwood
Descrobed on the Gillows catalogue as Edwards Library Chairs referring to furniture supplied to the Rev. H H Edwards of Pennant, Conway, N Wales.
Hall Chair from circa 1835-40
by A W N Pugin (1812-1852)
designed by the architect Pugion for his own use - the coat of arms on the back is his own. He believed the deisgn of an object should show the way it is constructed - see the tenon joint on the front of this chair.
Liverpool Cathedral Chair
in the Lady Chapel
(I presume it is from the mid 20th century)
Diamond Chair 1950-52
by Harry Bertoia
Thgis chair was designed for Knoll who put a shaped cushion over it to make it comfortable.
(Knoll, founded in 1938, is recognized internationally for creating workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure.)
Panton Chair 1959-60
designed for Vitra
This is the first chair designed to be made by injection-moulding in a single piece. It was way ahead of the technology and it took until 1968 before it was manufactured.
Dr Glob Chair 1988
designed for Kartell
Metal seats, Matthew Street, Liverpool c2000
Celebrating the Beatles.
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