Furniture - Seating


Carved Backstool 

English, c.1680

A nicely carved backstool from the Cheshire/Lancashire region. The backpanel is carved with a lozenge, filled with chip carving and surrounded by flying ribbons from its points.


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Wainscot Arm Chair 

Northwest England, c.1675

A powerful chair with profuse carving in a pleasing design -- the sort of back you can look at long and often and still not grow tired of it. The sturdy split balusters on the stiles are an unusual touch. Rich, deep color with good wear on seat and arms.


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Wainscot Chair 

English, c.1675

A nice farmhouse wainscot, with no pretensions and simple carving appropriate to its status: note how happily the crest rail repeats the carving on the arch. The heavy, almost horizontal arms and the barrel and ring turnings were all fashionable earlier in the century, but here show the the taste of a traditional community. Medium color with good wear on the surface. Found in rural Norfolk, possibly East Anglian origin.


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Demi-lune Stool 

French, 1680-1720

A rare and attractive form of stool. The original leather is still in good condition and is quite "sittable." The offset pegs in the joints are found in both northern French and Flemish furniture, but the turnings are French.


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Northwest England, 1680-1700

Simple country backstool, with no bells or whistles, but as honest as the day is long. It has a lively crest, a nice fielded back panel, and a molded seat. Common at the end of the 17th century, collectible and affordable today.


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