Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Armorial Hall Chair from Anne Bassett of Haldon House

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight is this very fine George II mahogany armorial hall chair attributed to William Hallett.  The scallop-shaped, rippled and paper-scrolled back is centred with the coat of arms of Anne Basset framed in an elaborate cartouche decorated with scrolls, lambrequins, and a carved cherub’s mask. The  outswept scrolled arms on spreading supports … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Armorial Hall Chair from Anne Bassett of Haldon House

Behind the Scenes of a Curious Armorial

Today we are taking a close look at one of our most recent acquisitions, a very fine George II mahogany armorial hall chair attributed to William Hallett.  The chairs features a scallop-shaped, frilled, and paper-scrolled back, centred with a scrolled and lambrequinned cherub mask carved coat of arms.  The outswept scrolled arms on spreading supports … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Curious Armorial