James I joined oak armchair

James I joined oak armchair of fine quality. The baluster turned legs joined by plain lower stretcher rails, the seat rails cut out decorated and moulded to the front and sides. the flat armrests cutout decorated. The back rest panel carved with a very fine nulled arcade in the form of a fan crest with the initials O T L within the arch, below this a carved lunette rail and the cresting rail carved with a row of double S-scrolls.

Two similar armchairs both from the same workshop can be found illustrated in:

Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and seats 1500 – 1700, page 52, plate 21. This armchair is dated 1612 and is believed to be earlier in date.

John Andrews, British Antique Furniture, page 118, Plate 32. This armchair is dated 1616.

Both armchairs have the same arms, seat rails, baluster turned supports and very similar arcades. It is possible that all three chairs could be late 16th century.

Origin: West Country, England
Date: Circa 1600 possibly earlier
Dimensions: Width 25" x Height 44" x Depth 20 1/4"
Stock Number: Marh2234