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Chair - Egyptian Chair

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953M9.1
Collection:Applied Art - Furniture
Date:1857c - 1857c

Maker Information

Designer:William Holman Hunt - View biography for William Holman Hunt
Manufacturer:J G Crace - View biography for J G Crace


As described by Bronhkurst, these chairs,'...not only display Hunt's talent as an applied artist but encapsulate in three-dimensional form his commitment to orientalism'. Hunt described the design as based upon 'an Egyptian stool in the British Museum'. In the end Hunt related his design to various ancient Egyptian chairs that he had seen, including the celebrated Thebes stool, which Crace & Son then made.

Presented by Gladys Holman Hunt, 1947.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Egypt Furniture
Medium:Mahogany and sycamore inlaid with ebony and ivory, cane seat.
Material(s):Ash wood

Associated Places


Height:840 mm
Width:440 mm
Depth:480 mm