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A Fine and Rare Charles II Single Chair

Having a straight top rail, moulded to the underside, and retaining a pair of acorn finials, turned in pear wood above three semi-circular arches, with moulded outline and scalloped inner edges, each lobe decorated with a punch-stamped centre.

The arches are supported on two full and two half columns, again turned in pear wood, with acorn finials between, all sitting on a middle rail with chip-carved decoration. The uprights are finished with split baluster mouldings, with a turned "button" to the top and bottom.

The seat, formed from a single oak board, is recesssed and rebated into the moulded rails.

The chair stands on bobbin-turned legs, which most unusually are joined by similarly turned stretchers, both side, back and centre stretchers are all turned - possibly a unique feature.

Although attributed to Derbyshire, this chair was purchased in the 1970's from a farmhouse just across the border into Lincolnshire, and it is likely that this was its original home.

English, South-East Derbyshire, across towards Lincolnshire, circa 1670.

Height 40 inches, width at the front of the seat 19.5 inches, depth of seat 16 inches.

Ref 2554

Tobias Jellinek, in his book "Early British Chairs and Seats, 1500-1700", illustrates two similar chairs, almost certainly from the same workshop, on pages 304 and 305.

Victor Chinnery, in his book "Oak Furniture, The British Tradition", also illustrates similar examples, page 279, fig 3.137, page 479, figures 4.146.

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