An unusual pair of late 17th century oak backstools Circa 1690
Lot 150
An unusual pair of late 17th century oak backstools Circa 1690
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,435) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual pair of late 17th century oak backstools
Circa 1690
Each having a rectangular fielded back panel, headed by an unusually pierced and scroll-cut cresting, the base rail ogee-cut, the uprights surmounted by rare circular integral finials, the panelled seat raised on block and baluster-turned front legs, joined by a spiral-turned front mid-stretcher and multiple plain stretchers, 46cm wide x 55cm deep x 112.5cm high, (18" wide x 21.5" deep x 44" high) (2)

Footnotes

  • The integral circular finials found on this backstool are a rare design feature. A chair, dated to 1670, with comparable finials illustrated, Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700, p.282, pl.390; the author describes them as attractive and remarkable. Another unusual feature of this lot is the spiral turned mid-stretcher, normally this would follow the design of the leg turning, being of bobbin or baluster form, ibid., pl.391.
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