A Jacobean Carved Oak Wainscot Armchair

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A beautifully carved Seventeenth Century oak wainscot armchair; the original double scrolled cresting carved with scrolling leaves above a back inlaid with a broad banding of dog tooth parquetry in holly and the main panel is carved with a stylised tulip flower; having a later rope seat and raised on turned legs united by beautifully worn stretchers.

The form of this armchair points to a North Yorkshire origin, either from the Leeds area or the Dales. The fluid carving, bands of geometric parquetry inlay and the double scrolled pediment cresting.


Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Chinnery, V. pp. 470-476

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