A rare Charles II oak backstool North-West, Manchester, circa 1660
Lot 138
A rare Charles II oak backstool North-West, Manchester, circa 1660
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,518) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Charles II oak backstool
North-West, Manchester, circa 1660
Having an arched boarded splat, pierced and recess-carved with geometric patterns, with S-scroll spandrels below the arched lower edge, the uprights with pyramid finials, boarded seat above channel-moulded rails, raised on ring-turned tapering front legs, joined by channel-moulded stretchers, 49cm wide x 40cm deep x 97cm high, (19" wide x 15.5" deep x 38" high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: T. Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700 (2009), illustrates a highly similar backstool, p. 299, pl. 415, in the Edwin Willson and David Gill Collection, former proprietors of Mary Bellis Antiques, Hungerford. The chair is dated to circa 1650.

    An unusual feature of this backstool is the punch decoration to the recessed ground of the splat, rather than the typical black staining.
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  1. David Houlston
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  2. Megan Wheeler
    Specialist - Oak Furniture
    Bonhams
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    Oxford, OX5 1JH
    United Kingdom
    Work 01865 853668
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