The Juxon Chair

The Juxon Chair

Chair
John Casbert (maker)
Ralph Silverson (fringer maker)
1661
Beech frame, upholstered with purple velvet, green/blue satin and gilt nails, with fringe of gold wire, silver-gilt wire and gold-coloured cotton
Museum no. W.12:1, 2-1928

Footstool
John Casbert (maker)
Ralph Silverson (fringer maker)
1661
Beech frame, upholstered with purple velvet, green-blue satin and gilt nails; fringe of gold wire, silver-gilt wire and gold-coloured cotton; cushion of linen twill ticking, stuffed with feathers
Museum no. W.13-1928

This chair of state was made in 1661 with a stool by John Casbert (active 1660-1676), the royal upholsterer. It was to be used by William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury (1582-1663), during the coronation of Charles II.