A suite of early 20th century carved oak hall furniture
Lot 566
A suite of early 20th century carved oak hall furniture
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,042) inc. premium

Lot Details
A suite of early 20th century oak furniture A suite of early 20th century oak furniture
A suite of early 20th century carved oak hall furniture
Comprising two pairs of children's chairs, each with thistle carved cresting rail and corresponding panel backs within palmette stiles and thistle finials, above a solid seat with Vitruvian style rails on baluster shaped front legs united by stretchers, and a matching lobby table, similarly decorated with repeating thistle motifs, arched back and under tier,one pair of chairs 84cm.5cm high, one pair 75cm high, the table 120cm wide, 35cm deep, 106cm high.

Footnotes

  • Comprising lobby table and two small chairs, this group, copiously carved with upright and trailing thistles, represents an informed attempt to recall the ornament of Scottish sixteenth century furniture. The vigorously executed plant carving reflects accurately the panels of furniture from the east coast of Scotland, notably from Arbroath and St Andrews, made during the early 1500s. The skilled craftsman who carved these twentieth century pieces could have seen original items such as the St Andrews Cupboard (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews), or possibly copied the ornament from images in either John Small, Ancient and Modern Furniture, 1883, or J.S. Richardson, 'Unrecorded Scottish Woodcarvings' in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. XII, 1926.
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