An oak credence table.
Lot 366
A fine Charles I oak folding or credence-type table Salisbury, of upright slender proportions
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,577) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Sale Chester
19 Jan 2012 10:00 GMT

Auction 19878
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Lot Details
A fine Charles I oak folding or credence-type table
Salisbury, of upright slender proportions
The canted fold-over hinged top above lunette carved rails, centred by a frieze drawer flanked by split-bobbin mouldings, an applied geometric carved rail below, raised on ring-turned supports joined by an undertier of S or chain carved rails, turned feet, 77cm wide x 38cm deep x 86cm high, (30" wide x 14.5" deep x 33.5" high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: Chinnery, Oak Furniture, p. 454. Figs.4:77 & 4:78. illustrates two similar examples, attributed to Salisbury. The signature Salisbury S or chain design is present on the undertier rails of this lot. For examples of Salisbury armchairs displaying this type of decoration, see Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats, p. 108, Pl. 114 and p. 109, Pl.116. Two of the chairs illustrated also have similar lunette carving to the back top rail as found on the frieze rails here (Pl. 113 & 114). One of the chairs with similar lunette carving is attributed by Chinnery to the Beckham family workshop, p. 451, Fig. 4:65.

    Provenance: Air Commodore Noel Stephen 'Peter' Paynter, CB, former chief intelligence officer of Bomber Command, a director of MI5 and High Sheriff of Buckingham. Married to Barbara Grace, daughter of artist Fredereick Hans Haagensen.
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