James I inlaid armchair

1603 - 1625
Possibly Devon or Cornwall

W 25 1/4" × H 41 1/4" × D 20"

Stock # Marh2835


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James I oak and walnut inlaid armchair, the baluster turned legs joined by plain lower stretcher rails and a simple interlaced lunette type carved decoration with similar details on the flat sections of legs. The back rest panel inlaid with holly and bog oak depicting a soldier holding a halberd, set within an arcade of Nonsuch type inlay. Above the soldier is a male mask wearing a crown, this could be depicting King James I.

A rare example