Yorkshire Seventeenth Century oak armchair
Date: 2017-07-23 21:05:14
Period: Carolean Period c. 1670-1690
Height: 44.25" (112.5cm) / Width: 22.5" (57cm) / Depth: 21.5" (54.5cm)
Height: 44.25" (112.5cm)
Width: 22.5" (57cm)
Depth: 21.5" (54.5cm)
A late 17th Century Yorkshire carved oak wainscot armchair; the scrolling top rail and ear pieces above a diamond carved back with pennant-like terminals above the original seat flanked by downswept arms and raised on ring turned legs united by stretchers. The carving is beautifully crisp and the chair retains a good colour and patination.
The design of the diamond carved back is typical of chairs made in the Yorkshire Dales; a similar back is illustrated in Victor Chinnery 'Oak Furniture: The British Tradition' pg. 476.