The chair is one of a pair in the collections of Kiplin Hall in Scorton, near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The chairs are listed in the 1882 inventory, which is the earliest surviving inventory for Kiplin Hall. They are listed as being situated in the Hall (now the Tea Room) and were described as ’2 very fine Indian arm chairs, richly inlaid with ivory, pearl and brass (1 knob damaged) More inlaid work. Slightly damaged in places’. The 1992 inventory describes them as: ‘one of two mid 18th century Goanese ebony and intarsia Savonarola chairs, the backs inlaid with diaperwork and figure of a 17th century lady and with slatted ogee supports and sledge feet’.
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