London, South Kensington
21 May 2009
A CHARLES II OAK ARMCHAIR
LATE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SOMERSET
With strapwork and double-scroll cresting, lozenge-centred arcaded back and trailing leaf uprights, on ring-turned arm supports and legs
48¼ in. (122.5 cm.) high; seat 20 in. (51 cm.) high, 25¼ in. (64 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep
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Related armchairs with similar turnings, arcaded back and integral scroll toprail are illustrated in 'Oak Furniture from Gloucestershire and Somerset', Exhibition Catalogue, Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 1976.
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