Elizabeth I joined oak great chair

Circa 1570

W 24.25" × H 46" (seat 18") × D 24"

Stock # Marh179


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Elizabeth I joined oak great chair. Massive turned cup and cover legs, applied lozenge moulding to the back panel. This simple looking chair is in fact a very good architectural designed item made for a very wealthy client who did not want a the fuss of heavy carving. Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire, built by Sir Nicholas Bacon c. 1563-8 added the wing in 1570 (now largely) demolished, shows very similar moulded lozenges to base of all the columns. The front of the gatehouse at Tixall in Staffordshire again built in the 1570's has a lozenge panel on the main front of the house, and Lyvedon New Bield, Northamptonshire, has many lozenge panels across the whole building. Furniture from the period would have been decorated no differently. Lozenge designed panels are not a new 17th century pattern, it was widely used as applied decoration throughout the 16th century in England and also found on many pieces of 15th century italian furniture too. This chair is in perfect condition and has a fantastic surface. A true collectors item.