HIWLH : 1990.156

BriefDescription: champion chair; large ornately carved arm chair with red velvet seat and arms, top rail has lion's head with crown and 2 eagles, back has carved roses, thistle and shells, plaque on back; c1851. Known as the Champion Chair, with a plaque on the chair to this effect because it was at the Great Exhibition. Described in the official catalogue as antique arm chair of oak with carved ornaments canvas pillars stuffed silk velvet seat and arms" and made by Edmund Hutchinson's company some of the carvings done by him. Entered at the Great Exhibition in 1851 but according to records at the Victoria and Albert Museum is not mentioned in any of the winning categories and is therefore attributed as a champion chair only as a gimmick."

Maker (Company): Edmund Hutchinson Ltd

Place Made: High Wycombe

Date made (earliest or approximate): 1851

Date made (latest):

Accession number: HIWLH : 1990.156

champion chair; large ornately carved arm chair with red velvet seat and arms, top rail has lion’s head with crown and 2 eagles, back has carved roses, thistle and shells, plaque on back; c1851. Known as the Champion Chair, with a plaque on the chair to this effect because it was at the Great Exhibition. Described in the official catalogue as antique arm chair of oak with carved ornaments canvas pillars stuffed silk velvet seat and arms” and made by Edmund Hutchinson’s company some of the carvings done by him. Entered at the Great Exhibition in 1851 but according to records at the Victoria and Albert Museum is not mentioned in any of the winning categories and is therefore attributed as a champion chair only as a gimmick.”

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