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Attributed to François Hervé (active 1781-96)

Side chair c. 1790

RCIN 31831

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Despite their sophisticated design, these chairs, with their fragile neo-classical ornament, were hardly of practical use. Their bold style is characteristic of the work of French émigré chair-maker François Hervé, who collaborated with the architect Henry Holland at both Carlton House and Brighton Pavilion.

First recorded at Brighton Pavilion in 1823