Charles I marquetry armchair

Circa 1630
Yorkshire, England

W 27 1/2 × H 45 1/2 × D 21 1/2

Stock # Marh1087


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Charles I joined oak armchair of large proportions, carved with an applied arcaded panel with botanical marquetry panel within, above this another panel of horizontal interlaced holly and bog oak inlay, being flanked by serpent ear pieces, the frieze rail carved with interlacing foliate lunettes. The armrests supported by gun barrel designed columns, with the seat rails inlaid with a chequered pattern. Provenance: A paper label to the rear of the back panel reads ' Kirkwall Literary and Scientific Association' No. 11. This society was founded in February 1855, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, to promote 'a spirit of inquiry' through organised lectures and the purchase of books and scientific apparatus.