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Case study

Chairs for the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

These chairs are to return to the Royal Pavilion, once they have been re-gilded

Chair being worked on in the gilding studio

This carved and gilded chair is part of a set that are being conserved and partially re-gilded. The chairs will be returned on long-term loan to the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, once the work is complete. The chairs were acquired by George IV and were in the Royal Pavilion in 1826 and were probably moved to Buckingham Palace in 1845–7.

Follow the chairs as they are worked on in our studios.

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Robert Jones (active 1815-33)
Set of side chairs 1823
  • Saloon, Royal Pavilion [Brighton]
RCIN 2444

Set of carved gilt wood side chairs; seat rail carved with pendant leaves and berries; top rail forms outward scroll; floral roundels flank each of the four sabre legs; covered in red silk damask embroidered with floral decorations in gold.