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18th Century Furniture

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Early 18th century British Wing chair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Cabinet - Byfield, John - 1700, Yorkshire, England.

Cabinet | Byfield, John | V&A Search the Collections

18th century chest of drawers made by the cabinetmaker Martin Carlin in the Louvre's recently refurnished 18th-century wing.

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Bed rest, adjustable, England, c.1720. plaster & wood with padded red velvet supports. Used in a hospital or at home to support a person who had been confined to bed – perhaps for medical reasons. Has 6 different positions & is adjusted using a ratchet, the set of teeth on the edge of the support bars ensures the rest stays in position. The arm supports are also adjustable. Judging from the quality of the materials and design, the rest was used by a wealthy person. Wellcome Images. Ref: A602069


Armchair. Part of a suite of furniture made specifically for Antonia, Duchess of Roxton's writing room at TREAT, now occupied by the present and 6th Duchess, Deborah. Armchair designed by Georges Jacob  (1739–1814, master 1765) and upholstered in white silk satin embroidered with colored silks. AUTUMN DUCHESS

Georgian child’s satinbirch rocking chair, circa 1780, England

1780 French Fall-front desk at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh - From the curators' comments: "As the rich bourgeoisie in Paris began to influence popular taste, undermining the Versailles monarchy's earlier absolute authority in such matters, more informal living in more intimate surroundings gained preference, and new furniture forms were designed to suit the new style of living."

Carnegie Museum of Art

A fine Italian Rococo parcel gilt and paint decorated secretary cabinet, Venice, mid 18th century

A Rococo polychrome painted encoignure, Venice, mid 18th ct. Photo Nagel Auktionen

A.lain R. T.ruong

Commode Painted in Vernis Martin  1742   Musée du Louvre, Paris

Side table Probably after a design by John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London) Date: ca. 1780

1790 British Armchair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Armchair | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Details of secretary on a stand (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) Attributed to Adam Weisweiler (1744–1820) Pottery “cameos” by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759–present)

Explanation of Louis XVI style Chairs

A pair of George III mahogany Collector’s cabinets, circa 1760, attributed to Mayhew & Ince

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An important George III state bed by Mayhew & Ince, January 1768 from Burghley House