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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1041362: Good 17th Century Back Stool Oak Side Chair C. 1675

Good 17th Century Back Stool Oak Side Chair C. 1675

£400    $508    €473
A very good high backed 17th Century oak 'back stool' - peg jointed and solid with original timbers throughout and with a beautifully warm and natural colour. The tall back with a C-scroll carved crest rail with chip carved ground centred by a stylised tulip.
The oak has clearly very selected with great care. The beautiful bright medullary rays cleverly highlight and enhance the outline of the well shaped splat.
The back legs extend to create the back uprights of the chair and these are attractively carved with ogee forms and channels, the tips stepping gently down to give elegance. The back rail over the seat is channel carved. The joiner and carver were clearly skilled and experienced craftsmen and made a chair that day in the 1670s which has lasted in superior condition and used by generation after generation for around 350 years.
A good example, heavy and robust without weakness or movement at the joints, completely usable and 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.
The turned legs and raised front stretcher - a pattern 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 insect covered floor!
A really good and handsome 17th century chair
Dimensions are:
17.5 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 41 inches high.
Floor to seat is 17 inches.
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Antique Number: SA1041362
Dateline of this antique is Before 1700
Antique #SA1041362, showcased on this page, originates from before 1700. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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Webberley Antiques
East Sussex
United Kingdom
01424 838557