James I joined oak and inlaid armchair
Circa 1603 - 1625
W 23 3/4" × H 54" × D 21 1/2"
Stock # Marh2094
James I joined oak armchair, carved and inlaid. The back rest panel with holly and bog oak floral inlay with an egg and dart type carved frame being flanked by two applied caryatid figures and applied carved ears, above this the cresting rail toped out with a sensational winged angel and scrolled foliate. The baluster tuned legs joined by plain stretcher rails with a simple egg and dart decoration on the seat rail and two applied caryatid figures flanking another sensational winged angel. Two comparable chairs are illustrated in Tobias Jellinek's book Early British Chairs and seats, page 98 - plate 97 and page 101 - plate 103