queen anne ebonised and caned armchair c171020

Queen Anne ebonised and caned armchair c.1710-20.



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An elegant armchair of the Queen Anne period c.1710 - 20, stained the fashionable black of the time; tall and graceful this was an important new stage in English chair design.
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 chair has been extensively repaired to be once more usable seating. All old woodworm is no longer active.
This beautiful 300 year old chair, with its glorious sculptural quality, is not just a joy to look at but also to use.
DIMENSIONS: 53.5 inches tall, 23 inches wide.
PROVENANCE: Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire. (Images 7 & 8)
Internal Ref: 8884

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