Henry VIII Renaissance armchair

Circa 1540

W 21 1/4 × H 44 1/2 × D 19 1/2

Stock # Marh1372


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English joined oak Renaissance armchair of rare form. The box seat construction formerly with a door to the rear. The back rest with perspective moulded panel typical of the Henry VIII and early Elizabeth I period, with carved fan crest with the initials R B in pure Renaissance decoration. The front uprights shaped in a typical Tudor design terminating with finials and the armrests joining into the upright rather than resting above. The armrests cutout and moulded. The chair is restored with the seat being replaced, and feet being tipped, but still a very rare and good example of an English Renaissance seat, of which there are very few examples known.