London, South Kensington
12 July 2005
A West Country elm, oak and ash comb back windsor armchair
Late 18th Century, probably Cornwall
Remains of paint
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A similar chair is illustrated in Dr B Cotton The English Regional Chair, Woodbridge 1990, page 262, fig SW8. West Country chairs seldom have stretchers. Another example, believed to be original to the house, can be seen at Powderham Castle, Devon.
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