'Kerry' Armchair
Lot 441
An ash low ladder-back armchair, circa 1840 Attributed to Kerry, Evesham (w.1820-61)
£400 - 600
US$ 670 - 1,000
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
18 Oct 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 20169
Lot Details
An ash low ladder-back armchair, circa 1840
Attributed to Kerry, Evesham (w.1820-61)
Having three arched ladder-splats, between turned uprights, the flat arms with characteristic hooked-ends on tapering-turned front-supports mortised through the side seat-rail and top side stretcher, the rush-seat on turned front legs joined by multiple turned stretchers, 57.5cm wide x 48cm deep x 85cm high, (22.5" wide x 18.5" deep x 33" high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: Dr. B. Cotton, The English Regional Chair, p.294, Fig.WM14, illustrates a similar armchair by the Kerry family of Evesham. The author compares the stylistic features of chairs made by Philip Clisset of Bosbury, Herefordshire, and chairs designed by Ernest Gimson, a leading member of the Arts and Crafts Movement during the latter part of the 19th century ibid., p.288 - 295, concluding that the Kerry chair may represent a vernacular prototype, see pp.297-300.

    A similar chair, attributed to Kerry, sold these rooms, Property of Paul Hopwell, lot 533, 19 January 2012, (£750).
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