charles ii carved walnut chair c167585

Charles II carved walnut chair c.1675-85.


| $690 USD | €572 EUR

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This is a fine chair of its type, the carving of better quality than is usual; this is fluid and accomplished. The walnut is of good colour and patination.
This style of cane backed and seated chairs had represented a revolution in seating comfort, but with the disadvantage of fragility.
A surprising number of these chairs still exist (they were made in their thousands) but many are now suitable only for decorative purposes as woodworm, frequent recaning and damage to the joints and the tall backs have rendered them virtually unusable.
This one has had its cane seat replaced and there is an area of damage in the caned back. The chair is absolutely firm and steady, however, the cane is brittle and should be treated with care.
DIMENSIONS: 45 inches tall, 20 inches wide, 18 inches deep.
PROVENANCE: In the Private Collection of a now retired Suffolk antiques dealer for the last 50 years. There is an old exhibition label under the seat which reads "Cambridge - Lent by A.S.F. Gow M.A. Trinity College 1941. Walnut chair 'English' period of Charles II"
Internal Ref: 9144


Height = 114 cm (45")
Width = 51 cm (20")
Depth = 46 cm (18")

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