william and mary oak chair c1690

William and Mary oak chair c.1690.


| $925 USD | €787 EUR

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A very attractive late 17th century William and Mary chair in oak, of excellent colour and patination.
This is a country made chair which combines a traditional low backed oak construction with a fashionable front stretcher. Clearly the person who caused this to be made had no faith in the high fashion of the time...high-backed, cane seated and backed, and made of beech or walnut - both prone to woodworm attack.
As with a lot of vernacular furniture, there is interest in close inspection: the carved volutes on the lovely front stretcher do not quite match, and, more obviously, neither does the turning on the front legs. it is these foibles that give country furniture such charm and individuality.
This is a beautiful and fully usable little chair.
SIZE: height 38 inches, depth 17 inches, width 19 inches.
PROVENANCE: The lifetime collection of a West Country gentleman.
Internal Ref: 9153


Height = 97 cm (38")
Width = 48 cm (19")
Depth = 43 cm (17")

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