A Fine Queen Anne Period Oak Cricket Table & An Impressive 18th Century Oak Wing Armchair
Cricket table - of traditional form, the thick boarded top has a downward chamfer running around the edge, to help make the top appear a little thinner without sacrificing strength. The chamfer is repeated on the cross-bearer support under the top.
The three rails each have a narrow run-moulding along the bottom edge, and join the beautiful and elegantly turned legs, which have a slight downward taper, and finish in very pretty small feet, or toes. The bottom stretchers are again run-moulded, this time along the top edge.
Excellent colour and patination.
English/Welsh circa 1710.
Diameter 23.5 inches, height 26.5.
Wing armchair - of generous proportions (probably a special order from a large customer). The single raised back panel sits below a “cupid’s bow” crest rail, and between deeply curved wings (to keep the draft away from the sitter).
The wings rest on wide out-curved arms, which are fully enclosed below.
The chairs always had a rope bottom to support a cushion – a little more comfortable than a boarded seat. Below the seat the base is panelled on all sides.
This type of wing-chair is traditionally associated with the Yorkshire Dales area – perhaps moving across into Lancashire, in fact, the area around Settle.
Yorkshire/Lancashire circa 1740.
Height 41.5 inches, width 32.5 inches.