An oak single chair panelled back with carved decoration, possibly Elizabethan
Lot 379
A small Charles I and later oak chair
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,143) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
18 Oct 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 20169
Lot Details
A small Charles I and later oak chair
The closed back with a run-moulded saltire, the raised segments each leaf-and-berry carved, with channel moulded and scroll carved integral cresting rail, flanked by round-ended fluted carved uprights, the boarded seat above a conforming carved front seat rail, raised block and ring-turned front legs, again with similar fluted carving, plain stretchers, 47cm wide x 41cm deep x 89.5cm high, (18.5" wide x 16" deep x 35" high)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Peter Gwynn Collection. Formerly at Dame Annis Barn, Epsom, Surrey.

    An earlier, but comparable chair, form The Peter Gwynn Collection, is illustrated in Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seas 1500-1700, p.276, pl.381. The author notes It is most unusual to see carving on uprights or seat rails on chairs without arms.
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