Wainscot Chair

English, c.1675

Oak. 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. Rectangular back with vertical proportions Gouge carved panel with arcade echoed in crest rail Heavy arms, almost horizontal Good condition with no restoration. Later reinforcing strap across back now removed.

Seat: 24" w, 19" d,18-1/2" h. Back: 44" h,
 
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