An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620

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An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620

Sold for £ 22,562 (US$ 28,135) inc. premium

The Oak Interior

18 Sep 2019, 11:00 BST

Oxford

An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620
Each with a fully closed back, having a bold demi-flower carved cresting and a fielded and reeded-edge back panel, the extraordinary oval-dished seats with a pronounced overhang and moulded edge, on particularly tall block and paired inverted-baluster turned legs, with plain side mid-stretchers and low stretchers all around, stamped initials 'W P' to one chair, seat height 55cm, overall; 47cm wide x 37cm deep x 105cm high, (18 1/2in wide x 14 1/2in deep x 41in high)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Illustrated and discussed Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700 (2009)., p. 277, pl. 383. The author describes the chairs as 'enormously interesting'.
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An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620
An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620
An extremely rare and documented pair of James I joined oak backstools, circa 1620
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