Lot 14
  • 14

A Charles I carved oak open armchair

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

Provenance

Probably acquired by William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1777-1859) for his antiquarian alterations to the Dining Hall and thence by descent.

 

Literature

Inventory 1880, recorded in the New Dining Room (now the Dining Hall)

Condition

Very decorative. Former finials now lacking from the cresting rail. Back with some typical splitting, fragmenting and the seat with separations and fillet. The arms probably associated and with later pegging. The front legs with worm. The right rear leg partially replaced. Stretchers later. Underframe reconstructed. Of firm stance.
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