James I joined oak armchair

Circa 1600 - 1630
Yorkshire, England

W 26 × H 51 × D 21 1/2

Stock # Marh495


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James I joined oak armchair of huge proportions and extremely fine in detail with carved and inlaid decoration. The back panel with an elaborate bouquet of flowers and leaves inlaid with holly and bog oak , framed with a carved guiloche and lunette arcade with leafy spandrels above this an open panel of ten turned columns, and above a chain guiloche strap work panel with simple scrolled cresting rail and scrolled ears. The down swept arms being held up by superb carved leafy cup and cover columns, the seat rail cut out and inlaid with a chequer type decoration to the front and sides of the chair. Below the turned and carved columns with nulling and gadrooned cup and covers typical of the Elizabethan and James I period. Interestingly the front block feet and section in-between columns have the unusual double run-mouldings which is rarely found. Two similar chairs can been found in Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 - 1700 by Tobias Jellinek, Plate 96 (page 97) circa 1610, and plate 103 (page 101) circa 1635. Good English chairs of this type and quality rarely come to the market and this example is in a superb original condition throughout.