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Handsome 17th Century Oak High Back Chair c. 1675

A beautiful high backed 17th Century oak
£400
Dated
c. 1675
Dimensions
17.5 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 41 inches high.

Floor to seat is 17 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A beautiful high backed 17th Century oak "backstool" - peg jointed and solid with original timbers throughout and with a superb natural colour. The tall back surmounted with a lovely C-scroll carved crest with chip carved ground and stylised tulip. The oak clearly very carefully selected for the splat, with its beautifully bright medullary rays to highlight and enhance the chair.

A very good example, heavy and robust, completely usable and in fine condition for age with only a few small knocks and losses and a very old historic inlet repair to a small section of the lower rail of the back, well blended, completely stable and not noticeable.

Very well turned legs and raised front stretcher - a new design that is seen in English and Welsh seat furniture from c. 1670 as houses became "cleaner" - thus avoiding the need for a low stretcher at floor level on which to place your feet to raise them above a dirty floor.