sedan chair (chair)


Wood and brass frame with leather lined top, upholstered in glazed cotton Maker unidentified Sedan chairs were a common form of transport during the 18th century but only around 110 now survive in Britain. Typical of the George II era, this example has double size side windows. It is missing corner pieces and the windows have probably been replaced and pole brackets heightened. The gilt brass ornamentation has also been painted out. Conservation revealed three layers of textiles used at various periods for the upholstery. Along with other alterations, this suggests that a professional London maker may have undertaken the work to maintain a fashionable look.

This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.

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