carved walnut chair c1700

Carved walnut chair c.1700.



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A fine carved walnut caned chair, of good colour and patination. The tall caned back panel is framed by exuberant scrollwork beneath a pierced foliate crested top rail. This elegant chair is an excellent example of the Queen Anne period c.1700; tall and elegant, it has the angled front legs the advent of which was the 1690s, and was an important new stage in English chair design. The fashionable life of the 'corner horsebone' leg was from the 1690s to about 1715.
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 re-caning and damage to the joints and the tall backs have rendered them virtually unusable.
This one is in excellent condition, has been expertly re-caned and is ready for use.
DIMENSIONS: 48 inches tall, 17.5 inches wide, 20 inche deep.
PROVENANCE: Derbyshire Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 9174


Height = 122 cm (48")
Width = 44.5 cm (18")
Depth = 51 cm (20")

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