An oak panel back open armchair Parts early 17th century
Lot 121
An oak panel back open armchair Parts early 17th century
Sold for £562 (US$ 940) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
An oak panel back open armchair Parts early 17th century
Lot Details
An oak panel back open armchair
Parts early 17th century
Assembled from various components, the rare cresting carved with an angel mask, within a pierced surround, the outstretched wings extending the length of the top rail, above a stylized floral carved back panel and guilloche- carved lower rail, geometric carved uprights with scroll-carved ears, downswept open-arms on baluster-turned front supports embracing a boarded seat, on turned front legs, joined by a baluster-turned front stretcher and rear spiral-turned stretcher, 63cm wide x 51cm deep x 125cm high, (24.5" wide x 20" deep x 49" high)

Footnotes

  • The cresting rail possibly originates from East Anglia. A panel back armchair with winged and mask carved cresting sold Sotheby's, Olympia, 15 November, 2005, lot 138.

    Literature: Richard Bebb, Welsh Furniture 1250-1950, (2007) Vol.1, p.263, pl.425, illustrates an open armchair with a comparable carved back panel as found here. The chair is attributed by the author to Pembrokeshire.
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