A James I/Charles I unusually large oak and marquetry inlaid panel back armchair Leeds area, Yorkshire, circa 1620-40
Lot 231
An unusually large James I/Charles I oak and marquetry panel-back armchair Leeds area, Yorkshire, circa 1620-40
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,859) inc. premium
Lot Details
An unusually large James I/Charles I oak and marquetry panel-back armchair
Leeds area, Yorkshire, circa 1620-40
The back panel, within a moulded frame, decorated with scrolling stylized flowerheads, pomegranates and birds, with each motif in contre-partie marquetry, headed by the inlaid initials 'IP', the arched double-scroll cresting carved with stylized leaves and integral S-scroll carved toprail, with similar carved detail to the uprights above the arms, together with scroll carved ears, the downswept shaped open arms on bulbous ring-turned front supports, the boarded seat raised on null-carved rails, with baluster-turned front legs, joined by channel-moulded stretchers, 66cm wide x 57.5cm deep x 133.5cm high, (25.5" wide x 22.5" deep x 52.5" high)

Footnotes

  • Comparative Literature: T. Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700 (2009), p. 98, fig. 98, illustrates an oak and marquetry panel-back armchair, dated to circa 1620, with similar turned front arm supports and front legs, together with comparable carving to the seat rails as found on the back rails of this lot. Conforming turned front supports are also demonstrated in a chair dated 1631, ibid., p. 100, pl. 101. The proportions of the chair and the contre-partie marquetry design can be compared with a further example in the Burrell Collection, illustrated ibid., p. 99, pl. 99. The latter example is attributed by V. Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (1993), p. 468, fig. 4:114, to the Leeds area of Yorkshire.
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