A rare Elizabeth I carved oak panel back armchair
Circa 1570, possibly Salisbury
The back panel, with framed rebate, carved with a pair of griffins and arabesques, the arch-shaped cresting integral to the top rail carved with a prominent central null, flanked by single channel-run uprights, the steep downswept open arms raised on block and fluted baluster-carved front supports surmounted by bun finials, the shaped boarded seat above channel-moulded lozenge-carved and punch-decorated front and side rails identical to the rear horizontal rails, raised on conforming fluted baluster-turned front legs, joined by S-chain carved stretchers, 54cm wide x 51cm deep x 104cm high, (21" wide x 20" deep x 40.5" high)
- Restorations and later elements. Condition report available upon request.