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Early 17th Century Wainscot Oak Great Chair c. 1620

Absolutely stunning, a beautiful and very early chair
£1,900
Dated
c.1620
Dimensions
18.5 inches wide, 17.5 inches deep and 46 inches high.

Floor to seat is 13.5 inches ? the seat itself is 16 inches wide and 15.5 inches deep.

Height from floor to top of arms is 24 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A very early and rare oak wainscot chair with a tall back and beautifully shaped crest. Peg jointed throughout. The arm supports and front legs are square sectioned with chamfered faces in the late 16th Century Elizabethan manner.

Solid oak original timbers with a single panel of oak forming the fielded back panel and another to form the seat. The front of the seat board, top of the back rail and base of the backboard each with matching ogee shaped well carved detailing. The root of the arms where they join the back legs having similar ogee carved detail. Some old light evidence of nailing around the back panel where the chair was once given an upholstered padded back probably 19th century and long ago removed. A spliced in section of oak, part way across the rear back leg at low level and visible only from the back. All four feet re-tipped in oak and a long time ago and softwood corner braces have been added beneath the seat board at some time.

The chair has a very lovely colour and naturally rich deep patina – particularly to the seat and arms. A very heavy chair for size. The oak with strong medullary rays and the soft ripples made by a hand held adze evident on the rear of the back panel, legs, stretchers and beneath the seat board. Some old worm, long dead and not affecting structure of appearance.

A beautiful and very early chair, possibly late 16th century and probably Welsh, which would add great charm and character to any room. Of small and quite slim proportions but not so narrow between the arms as to be uncomfortable.

Absolutely stunning.