An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30

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Lot 548
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30

Sold for £ 13,750 (US$ 17,146) inc. premium
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
The back panel carved and punched-decorated with scrolling stylized flowers and leaves, recessed within a deep lunette-carved frame, the top-rail with conforming floral carved decoration, the ears of S-scroll outline and carved with a single-leaf, the downswept scroll-ended arms on parallel-baluster turned front supports, the single-boarded seat above bi-cuspid shaped rails, raised on conforming parallel-baluster shaped front legs, joined by plain stretchers, 66.5cm wide x 59cm deep x 116.5cm high, (26in wide x 23in deep x 45 1/2in high)

Footnotes

  • It is exceptionally rare for a 17th century chair to be constructed with a recessed panel set within a heavy frame, as opposed to a conventional panel framed simply within the line of the back rails. A further example in the Burrell Collection (14.215), Glasgow, has an inlaid panel recessed within a gadroon carved frame, illustrated, Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700, (2009), p. 99, plate 99, dated to circa 1630.
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An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
An exceptionally rare and fine early 17th century oak recessed panel-back open armchair, Somerset, circa 1620-30
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