A rare Charles I oak joint stool, circa 1630 With a rare H-shaped stretcher
Lot 448
A rare Charles I oak joint stool, circa 1630 With a rare H-shaped stretcher
Sold for £15,625 (US$ 26,262) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
A rare Charles I oak joint stool, circa 1630 With a rare H-shaped stretcher A rare Charles I oak joint stool, circa 1630 With a rare H-shaped stretcher
Lot Details
A rare Charles I oak joint stool, circa 1630
With a rare H-shaped stretcher
The rectangular top with moulded-edge, above bicuspid-shaped rails, raised on baluster ring-turned legs, joined by a H-shaped stretcher, stamped ownership initials, 46.5cm wide x 26cm deep x 54.5cm high, (18" wide x 10" deep x 21" high)

Footnotes

  • Comparative literature: Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700, pp.228-229, pl.294 and 295, illustrates two highly comparable joint stools, probably from the same workshop as found here. The author refers to the two illustrated stools as very fine and extremely rare with the extraordinarily rare 'H' stretcher formation. All have virtually identical bicuspid-shaped friezes, and the same stretcher arrangement formed by a central flat stretcher and rectangular-section channel edge-moulded side stretchers. This is further demonstrated in a fourth example, illustrated Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition, p.267, fig.3:98. This lot and the three illustrated examples all have slight differences in the design of the leg turning, however, strong similarities prevail and sections of the turning found here are virtually repeated in the aforementioned illustrated examples.
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