17th Century Charles II English Carved Oak Wainscot Chair with Portrait & Beasts
17th Century Charles II English Carved Oak Wainscot Chair w/ Portrait & Beasts. A rare survivor - a heavily carved English armchair, dating from the mid 17th century. The carving is shallow, but dense and covers all the surfaces of the chair's front. The crest has two facing Griffins. The central portion of the back has an arcade, framing a carved profile of a man. This focal point is surrounded by decorative work creating an additional border. The back is flanked by mirror image carvings of profiles, both men and beasts. The seat is an organized graphic foliate pattern, and the seat's skirt is patterned with scrollwork and shell carvings. Centered in all of this detail is a fleur-de-lis. The arms are unique - carved to depict three-dimensional serpents. The side skirts on the seat are carved with large foliate-style motifs, and the front legs are turned, and joined to the rear legs with stretchers. The rear legs were originally just straight and square, but shaped buttresses were added later for additional support. There are some losses, but very minor. The crest has been repaired at some point - you can see the line as it crosses the neck of the griffons.
Very sturdy and solid, good strong color and original or very old finish. Overall, about as good as they come regarding condition and carvings. This piece will be hand delivered directly to your location.
Height: 56 tall to top of crest. Width: 25" wide at arms, 29" at widest point of back. Depth: 25 from front of arms to back.
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Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "17th Century Charles II English Carved Oak Wainscot Chair with Portrait & Beasts" is in sale since Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs\Pre-1800". The seller is "antiqueboutique*123" and is located in Aurora, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.