Early English oak joined arm chair, Charles II, c. 1680



A Charles II oak panel back open armchair, the rectangular double back-panel carved with scrolling foliage, headed by a double- scroll outlined cresting, the downswept open-arms embracing a boarded seat raised on ring-turned front legs joined by plain stretchers.
Probably Yorkshire Dales,
circa 1680

62cm wide, 45cm deep, back 110cm high

some old restorations evident, iron straps to legs, overall good condition with great atination.


ref. Chinnery ‘Oak Furniture’ p252 3:48 for a similar chair with single back panel, dated 1678. The side extruded scrolls to the back are unusual, and appear on earlier chairs – for example p249 3:42, a Yorkshire example c.1640. Another Yorkshire/east Lancashire example p475 4:129 has the same two panel back , similar arms & the side scrolls – and is dated 1680-1700.




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