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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    A GLOUCESTERSHIRE OAK ARMCHAIR

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GLOUCESTERSHIRE OAK ARMCHAIR
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    With scroll carved toprail and lozenge centred panel with leaf motif to each corner and later elm seat, struck with initials 'T.J.'
    41½in. (106cm.) high; the seat -- 23½in. (60cm.) wide; 15in. (39cm.) deep


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    Literature

    An armchair with similarities is illustrated in Oak furniture from Gloucestershire and Somerset, exhibition catalogue published by Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 1976, Plate 13. The lozenge, the quatrefoil type motif taking various forms and the double scroll crest-rail are all characteristic of the Gloucestershire region. See also Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, Pages 456 - 459, for a variety of furniture displaying related motifs.