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Charles Wild (1781-1835)

Carlton House: The Throne Room c. 1818

RCIN 922178

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Pair of council chairs of carved and gilded pine and beechwood, covered in red velvet with gold trimmings and fitted with a cushion and valance. Backs shaped like Roman chariots, are solid to the ground and elaborately carved, as is the whole. Padded velv

Pair of council chairs ©

The Ballroom, at the south-west corner of the Principal Floor, was made into the Throne Room when the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent in 1811. The splendid Council Chairs, one example shown to the right, were placed here in early 1813, and can be seen in this view alongside the carved and gilded pedestals which line the long walls.

Acquired by George IV