Four Fine Charles II Oak Back Stools, or Side Chairs
A rare “matching” set of South Yorkshire/Derbyshire chairs, each having two horizontal back splats, with scalloped upper edges, embellished with a carved leaf decoration.
The centre of each splat has distinctive interlocking “S” scrolls, with a stippled, or matted, background. The bottom of the splats have the traditional distinctive outline, set around a central arch filled with dropping acorn pendants.
The uprights have the correct split baluster decoration, and are further embellished with little chip-carved ciphers. Inset panel seat contained within moulded rails, and supported on bobbin-turned legs, joined by a similarly turned cross stretcher, with integral button, or draught turning at the top, and the original onion feet at the bottom.
Good colour and originality.
Yorkshire/Derbyshire borders, circa 1680-85.
Height 44 inches, depth 15 inches, width 18 inches.