Yorkshire 17th Century Oak Armchair
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.