James I oak and marquetry armchair

Circa 1620
Leeds, Yorkshire

W 23 3/4 × H 44 1/2 × D 21

Stock # Marh966


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James I oak carved and marquetry armchair. The back panel decorated with scrolling botanical imagery with the initials I R flanking the central stem. The frame surrounding the marquetry panel carved with leafy decoration and S-scrolls, with the upper sections inlaid with flowers. The cresting rail carved with two serpents with long scrolling floral tongues. Beneath the cresting rail two S-scrolled ear pieces. The down swept armrests held up by baluster turned supports, with the seat rails nulled carved. A similar example sold in Bonham's, lot 231 for £18,750. Other similar examples both in Victor Chinnery's book and Tobias Jellinek's book.