Late Elizabeth I oak armchair

Late Elizabeth I joined oak armchair of rare form. The baluster turned legs joined by plain stretcher rails and seat rails with applied mouldings, the back rest panel originally inlaid, and the cresting rail with scolls. Armchairs of this form are extremely rare and this example being very fine.

Similar example possibly from the same workshop is illustrated in Victor Chinney’s Oak Furniture: page 254, fig 3:56.

Provenance: Abbey House, Malmesbury

Origin: England
Date: Circa 1600
Dimensions: Width 24 1/2" x Height 48 1/2" x Depth 18 1/2"
Stock Number: Marh2212