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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 397

    A SALISBURY OAK ARMCHAIR

    LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SALISBURY OAK ARMCHAIR
    LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With angular arms, the back and frieze rails with gouge carved detail and with arched integral crest, struck to the back 'R.P.', bearing a brass plaque to the seat behind the arm support, 'PRESENTED TO ALL SAINTS IDMISTON BY ALICE HOOPER IN MEMORY OF HER SISTERS ELIZABETH, FLORENCE AND MARY KATE PILE OF ELMSLEIGH, PORTON, 19TH MAY, 1936'
    45in. (115cm.) high; the seat -- 18½in. (47cm.) high; 14in. (36cm.) deep; 20in. (51cm.) wide (between the arms)


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    Provenance

    All Saint's Church Idmiston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, since the 1930's
    St Nicholas Church Porton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, since the 1970's
    To be sold by grant of Faculty


    Literature

    Victor Chinnery, Oak furniture the British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, Page 452, Figure 4.68
    The author notes that the earliest recorded Salisbury chair of this type bears the date 1585 and was presented by the Mayor to the Corporation of New Sarum; it still resides with the City Corporation.