A mid-17th Century oak panel back enclosed armchairNorth country
Lot 388
A mid-17th Century oak panel back enclosed armchair North Country
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,574) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Sale Chester
15 Sep 2011 10:00 BST

Auction 18926
Lot Details
A mid-17th Century oak panel back enclosed armchair
North Country
With scroll and flowerhead arch-shaped cresting and conforming ears, above a slender nulled panel with fan nulled panel below, the boarded seat embraced by shaped flat enclosed panelled arms, channel moulded seat rails, raised on chamfered rectangular-section front legs, lacking stretchers, repairs, 56cm wide x 50cm deep x 104cm high, (22" wide x 19.5" deep x 40.5" high)

Footnotes

  • 17th century enclosed panel back armchairs are exceedingly rare compared to open arm examples.

    Comparative literature: Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700, Tobias Jellinek, illustrates a comparable armchair p. 42, pl. 10. A further armchair, dated 1612, with similar nulled fan carved back panel is illustrated p. 52, pl. 21.
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