London, South Kensington
6 October 2004
A WILLIAM IV GRAINED ROSEWOOD RECLINING ARMCHAIR
BY ROBERT DAWES
With a padded adjustable hinged back with scroll arms and shaped seat with adjustable pull-out foot rest, on turned baluster tapering legs with later brass caps and castors, stamped to each rear leg 'R DAWES OB GR PATENT', bearing the remnants of a trade label 'R DAWES'S RECUMBENT EASY CHAIR'
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Robert Dawes of 17 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, London, is recorded as being active between 1820-39 and patented his improved recumbent chair in 1827.
See Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Maney, 1986.
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