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Chair, sedan

Description

Private sedan chair, handsomely ornamented and painted, with coat of arms on the back, made in Edinburgh or London, c. 1780, and used by Professor Alexander Hamilton, Professor of Midwifery, University of Edinburgh, and his son and successor, Professor James Hamilton, especially in their night practice, c. 1780 - 1839

Museum reference

H.NT 13

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Chair, sedan

Production information

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe
London, England, Northern Europe

Date

c. 1780

Materials

Wood, Metal, Textile, Glass

Physical description

Wood, metal, textile, glass

Associations

Previous owner: Hamilton, Alexander, Professor, 1739 - 1802
Previous owner: Hamilton, James, Professor, 1767 - 1839

References

PSAS, Vol. IV, Meeting 10th June 1861

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